Sorry for today’s late post. I’m sure it’s already tomorrow for most of you out there in the world. If anyone knows a good deal on a body transplant, please let me know. No, seriously. I can’t even begin to describe how awful my insides feel right now, so I won’t. But the closest visual representation I could find to show my internal suffering is from the National Media Museum in Bradford (covered on this blog once before…um, actually twice).
Frederick Willam Bond (1887-1942) was a photographer at the Zoological Society of London. Besides your typical pictures of animals in cages, he also photographed objects retrieved from stomachs after death. Unbelievably, during its lifetime, one poor ostrich managed to eat a lace handkerchief, buttoned glove, length of rope, plain handkerchief, assorted copper coins, metal tacks, staples and hooks, and a four-inch nail. That last one was too much, even for that long neck, and led to the bird’s death in 1930, when this photo was taken.