Day at the Shore

During her senior internship, Allegheny College graduate Rebecca Anderson photographed 100 scallop shells from the Michael Cahill Collection, donated to the Academy in early 2015.

Working under the mentorship of Malacology Collection Manager Paul Callomon, Anderson combined 100 separate images into a plate showing the shells at their correct relative sizes.

Anderson is following in the footsteps of her grandfather, George Davis, and her step-grandfather, Robert Robertson, both of whom are former Academy malacology curators.

This beautiful plate is a result of her work.

Scallop Shells

Read more about our Malacology Collection.

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