William T. Hornaday and Andrew Forney in the Model and Taxidermy Shop, by Unknown, c. 1880, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 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..