Beware! This October cultural institutions around the world will be getting a little spooky and scary for Page Frights! Led by our partner, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, along with the New York Academy of Medicine, Yale University’s Medical Historical Library, and the Smithsonian Libraries, Page Frights is a month-long look at our creepiest collection finds. Whether you’re petrified of parasites or don’t look down when you’re climbing up high, there are some scary sights in the pages of our field books and other archival material!
Share your favorite frightening finds with us using #PageFrights on Twitter or Facebook! You can also use some of our scary scenes as inspiration for your Halloween celebrations—we’ve provided a few jack-o-lantern patterns using images from our collections. Happy Halloween and beware of the Page Frights!
Pumpkin Patterns, Page Frights
Smithsonian Institution, Flickr
Page Frights Collections, Biodiversity Heritage Library