1797-built wooden sailing ship famous for its defeat of HMS Guerriere in War of 1812 naval battle, and subject of the 1830 Oliver Wendell Holmes' poem that saved it from demolition -
"Ay, tear her tattered ensign down!
Long has it waved on high,..."
You won't believe your eyes - they really are glass. The Glass Flowers collection at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard University is a famous collection of highly realistic glass botanical models, made between 1887 and 1936 by a German father-son team. The museum also houses a stunning collection of mineral rocks.
Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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