Biological Lecture Room 3rd floor - Room 58.


Biological Lecture Room 3rd floor - Room 58.
This image depicts a lecture being given by William H. Sherzer, who taught courses relating to Structural Botany, Zoology, and Geology. While this room is identified as the “biological lecture room”, the only course with “biology” or “biological” in its name was Biological Technics, a laboratory course that taught students how to properly handle animal and plant specimens “for purposes of study and illustration.” This class also taught students how to skin and mount birds and small mammals, as well as, clean and articulate skeletons, evidence of which can be seen in and on top of the cabinets in the back of the room. In the late 19th century, the Normal had a collection of over 1000 animal specimens and 2000+ insect specimens.
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College students, Teacher, Sherzer, William Hittel, Black-and-white photography, Men, Women, Fossils
Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI