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HoS Advent Calendar 2016

Audubon’s Sciurus Niger

This image of two playful black squirrels comes from Haverford College Library’s copy of the massive “elephant folio” of John Audubon’s The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (1845). This copy was given to the college in 1846 by Daniel B. Smith, a local pharmacist (he had in 1821 helped establish the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy). […]