Model and Taxidermy Shop

ID: 6071and NHB-6071

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1880

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder :31-A, and Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: September 1975

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Summary

In the interior of the model and taxidermy shop, which was located in the South Yard behind the Smithsonian Institution Building, around 1880, William Temple Hornaday (center), taxidermist and zoo keeper, is working on a tiger mounted for exhibit and Andrew Forney is working on the tiger skin. On the far right is another man seated at a desk working on a specimen. Other mounted animals line the shelves. Skulls and animal skins are scattered throughout the room.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Hornaday, William Temple 1854-1937
  • Forney, Andrew
  • South Yard
  • Model and Taxidermy Shop

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, September 1975. In that article the man working on the tiger was incorrectly identified as William Palmer. Similar picture is Neg. # 3662.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder :31-A, and Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: September 1975

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1880

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Models (representations)
  • Animal skins
  • Taxidermists
  • Personnel management
  • Taxidermy
  • Employees
  • Birds
  • Tigers
  • Zoo keepers
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Models and modelmaking
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

6071and NHB-6071

Physical description

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

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