Auzoux bug models pop-up exhibit

While working at the UMD University Archives, I had the chance to fill a display case in our reading room with some amazing papier-mâché models we acquired this past summer. The models – a silkworm larva and a male and female silkworm moth – were made in the workshop of French anatomist and naturalist Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux (1797–1880). You can read more about the models in a blog post I wrote for the archives’ blog. There you can also see shots where the models are taken apart, and a photo c.1900 of students using the bugs during class.


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