Model and Taxidermy Shop, by Unknown, c. 1880, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 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..