Happy 159th Birthday to the Staten Island Museum’s co-founder, William T. Davis.
Born in #NewBrighton in this day in 1862, Davis was a lifelong resident of #StatenIsland and a leading cicada expert during his lifetime.
1: William T. Davis with his North American Cicada collection at the Staten Island Museum.
2. Cicadas found together in a box labeled 'Cicadas of New York' and were probably used for teaching or display purposes. They were rearranged into this drawer for the current exhibit, Magicicada. All of the labels were written by Davis himself.