A tiger near my apartment in Palmer Square, Princeton.
My office (the window on the top left) in the attic of the Joseph Henry House. Built in 1837 for the eponymous physicist who was lured to Princeton with a $1000 annual salary and the promise of his own home, the house was constructed to Henry’s specifications.
Joseph Henry House has been moved three times over the years, but has been at its current spot — above Nassau street across from Starbucks — since 1946, when it was moved to make room for the Firestone Library. Over the years, the house has primarily been a private residence, but now serves as home to the Council for the Humanities and the seminar room where I teach.