William T. Hornaday and Andrew Forney in the Model and Taxidermy Shop

ID: 3662 or MNH-3662

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1880

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

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William Temple Hornaday (center), Taxidermist and Zoo Keeper, Andrew Forney, and another unidentified man, working in the taxidermists' laboratory located in a shed in the South Yard behind the Smithsonian Institution Building. A bird hangs from the ceiling, and mounted animals line the shelves. Skulls and animal skins are scattered throughout the room.


  • Hornaday, William Temple 1854-1937
  • Forney, Andrew
  • South Yard


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See also Negative #6071.

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

Contact information

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


c. 1880

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


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


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

3662 or MNH-3662

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 11X16; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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