In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: March!

Or, should that be the other way around?  Most likely, a lot of that depends on where you live.  While some areas have been blanketed with snow and have consistently seen below-zero temperatures, other locations in the U.S. have enjoyed a fairly temperate winter, or nothing too far out of the ordinary.  Whether the month of March began for you like a lamb or a lion, we’d like to share some photos from AHC collections that illustrate this well-known saying.

Pilot Roscoe Turner embraces his pet lion, Gilmore. The weather this year was a lot more beastly than this ol' guy!  Roscoe Turner Papers, 1897-1972, #5267, Box 113, Folder 8. UW American Heritage Center.

Pilot Roscoe Turner embraces his pet lion, Gilmore. Turner, a barnstormer, actually took his lion in the air with him, in an open cockpit! The weather this year was a lot more beastly than this ol’ guy! Roscoe Turner Papers, 1897-1972, #5267, Box 113, Folder 8. UW American Heritage Center.

A ewe grazing with her lamb, Charles J. Belden Photographs, #598, Box 13, Item 1463 .  UW American Heritage Center.

Ewe grazing with her lamb, Charles J. Belden Photographs, #598, Box 13, Item 1463 . UW American Heritage Center.

Here’s hoping that spring comes quickly for us all!

–Rachael Dreyer, Reference Archivist

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