Monday Minstrel: Horse and Human Evolution

During the early twentieth century, the horse was so iconic that the Museum of Natural History’s  logo, in true partnership style, consisted of a skeleton of a horse rearing beside the skeleton of a man.  In the logo the man’s arms reach to the sky, just as do the horse’s front legs, making the parallel between the modern horse skeleton and the modern human skeleton crystal clear.”

This is a quote from Wendy Williams wonderful book “The Horse.  The Epic History of Our Noble Companion. ”

This photo is the cover of the Scientific American magazine , July 29.1905. There is an inscription at the bottom of the cover that reads: “Skeleton of man and horse mounted for comparison. Man has retained more of the Primitive Postures Common to All Mammals, the Horse Being Far More Specialized in the Structure of its’ Limbs and of its’ Grinding Teeth.”



5 responses to “Monday Minstrel: Horse and Human Evolution”

  1. fearlessinjesuschrist Avatar

    Very cool! I had a 4D horse model as a girl. It was clear plastic on the outside and had all the skeleton and organs on the inside. I sent one just like it to my youngest granddaughter. I’m hoping she really likes it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      The model sounds great! I think your granddaughter will like seeing the inside and outside of the horse.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you for this reblog!


I’d love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: