Darwin’s Kids Drew on the Back of His Origin of Species Manuscript

I ran across these delightful drawings on the American Museum of Natural History’s website. They’re pictures that Charles Darwin’s children drew on blank sides of the discarded manuscript of On the Origin of Species after the book was published.

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Sir Horace Darwin

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There are more drawings at The Museum of Natural History and the New Yorker.

More ephemera

~ by lolarusa on February 14, 2016.

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