May 01

Unidentified Feline (?) Object

Still from "Unidentified," Vishniac 283

As Lydia mentioned, we plan to regularly post images of things, people and places that we are struggling to identify–Unidentified Filmed Objects, or UFOs, for short.

We’re kicking the series off with this little fella, who was shot by the pioneering microcinematographer Roman Vishniac. Although he is more famous for his work filming micro-organisms, Vishniac loved to photograph life on all scales–and sometimes, the large animals pose as many problems for our cataloging staff as the small ones. So speak up if you recognize this species! … And look for more critters (large and small) from the Roman Vishniac Film Collection in future UFO posts.

Learn more about the Roman Vishniac Film Collection here.

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