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This natural history display features a reprint of an old city map of Chicago from 1883. Has all the original street names and areas of the city from that time. This print has amazing detail down to street level.


► Museum-quality wood shadowbox frame with UV block glass window.
► Dimensions: 9” H x 11” W x 1¼ “ D.
► Humanely farmed raised butterfly
► Archival quality acid & lignin-free linen embossed paper backing.
► Sealed backing
► Vintage museum style label describing your insect.

* Featured in Pottery Barn & West Elm catalogs and Apartment Therapy.
* "Editor's Choice" for craft 2008 Bay Area Maker Faire (the largest DIY fair in the world).
* Biologist made & researched.

MY STORY________________________________________
I am a conservation biologist who creates museum quality framed insects that hope to instill some sense of wonder about the natural world. After working in various entomology departments throughout the world, I decided to create my own educational insect displays in order to follow my passion, educate others, and showcase the amazing creatures I love.

► Is the insect display sealed?
► Made with archival materials & papers?
► Are dangerous chemicals & fumigants used in preservation?
► Display come with educational material?

These qualities make a true museum display and BUG is proud to be the only artist to offer them.


Copyrighted © Bug Under Glass 2010. All rights reserved.

Frequently asked questions about BugUnderGlass

Like all fine artwork, avoid direct sunlight and extreme humidity.
Yes, please contact me with your idea and I can give you a quote.
My insects come from sustainable conservation farms/ranches around the world. I do not sell rare, endangered or insects recognized as unsustainable (Dragonflies, Bats, rare beetles).
By linking environmental stewardship and economic development, butterfly farming positively impacts threatened habitats as well as human well-being. Currently used by conservation organizations, such as the Nature Conservancy and WWF, Butterfly farming helps save rainforest habitat by providing villagers an alternative income to agricultural farming and logging, which clears tropical forest. for more info Google "butterfly farming"
Since these displays are professionally made using UV blocking glass (so colors won't fade) and archival mounting boards - they can potentially last forever if treated with care. Most sellers are hobbyiest and DO NOT use UV glass or use proper materials - -and they will not last.

Old Map of Chicago with Real Monarch Butterfly

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: chicago map, insect, monarch butterfly, butterflies, wood frame, shadowbox
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 4493 reviews
  • Favorited by: 41 people