01-boquet I took these slides in 1975, at the Harvard Peabody Museum, Cambridge MA.  The museum features glass flowers and botanical models that were used for study before protography through microscopes became possible. Leopold Blashka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolph (1857-1939) meticulously crafted unbelievably realistic botanical glass models of 830 plant species, which are housed at Harvard's Botanical Museum.  Part of this slide show is about minerals, also on exhibit at the natural history wing, and the final slide is a nice surprise. 02 These brooches were made by the Blashkas as was the boquet, as a gift for their patron benefactors. 03-peaches Don't these peaches look real? 04-iris 05 06 07 08 Indian pipe fungus. 09 We have a live cactus that looks just like this. 10 11 12 This is a brad mold. 13 14 15 16 17 Now we start the minerals. 18 19 21 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 I told Ruth that I wanted to get a shot of her with my in-laws!