Secret Wunderkammer

A decade or so ago I bought a print version of The Secret Museum of Mankind, a treasury of sorta-ethnographic curiosa of the sort that I lingered over as a boy (and perhaps their rampant exoticism was a big part of why I became an anthropologist– that and living down the street from Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, wherein I studied as an undergraduate). Boing Boing informs us that Ian Mackie has scanned the whole thing. He’s done a beautiful job of it, and pretty much any place you start will insure a therapeutic time-out from what you were supposed to be doing.