Full mount African Lions by Carl Akeley. This shows the level of detail in the manakins and also the posed sculptures used for reference. The models were made of clay at the time, unlike the methods used today. This would make a fantastic framed print
Carl Akeley posed with the leopard he killed with his bare hands after it attacked him, 1896.
Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Londres
artwork by mark dion
rrrick: theshinyboogie: “In the 1930s, taxidermists at the National Museum [of Natural History] stuff a hippopotamus” Smithsonian, May 1996
Brazil | Necklace made from Macaw feathers, with an integrated whistle made from the bone of a Harpy Eagle. | Urubu-Ka'apor people, Rio Gurupi, Maranhao state | First half of the 20th century | 1100€ ~ Sold
A docent gives a talk in the atrium in Ahmanson building at LACMA, 1964, Photo courtesy Museum Associates-LACMA, Photographic Archives. (This is the site of Tony Smith's iconic sculpture, Smoke, today.)