Taxidermist at Work

ID: MNH-6085

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1880s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder 31-A

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Summary

A Smithsonian employee, probably Nelson Wood, sits at a table working on bird specimens in an upstairs room in the Old Shed in the South Yard. Stuffed birds are on either side of him and other specimens sit on the shelves above him. A tray of bird skins sits on the floor in front of his table awaiting mounting. Other tools and supplies are scattered around the room.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Wood, Nelson
  • South Yard

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder 31-A

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1880s

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Taxidermy
  • Animals
  • Laboratories
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Employees
  • Birds
  • Exhibitions
  • Collection and preservation
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Ornithology
  • Birds--Collection and preservation

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

MNH-6085

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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