Field Museum Photo Archives

Taxidermy Tuesday, fleshing out the body of a Bushman, a gorilla.
© The Field Museum, Z84927.
Joseph Krstolich, artist sculptor uses clay to build on [flesh out] the outline of the body on top of the skeleton. Processing taxidermy of Bushman, Lincoln Park Zoo Gorilla.
4x5 negative 
2/1/1951 

Taxidermy Tuesday, fleshing out the body of a Bushman, a gorilla.

© The Field Museum, Z84927.

Joseph Krstolich, artist sculptor uses clay to build on [flesh out] the outline of the body on top of the skeleton. Processing taxidermy of Bushman, Lincoln Park Zoo Gorilla.

4x5 negative

2/1/1951 

Taxidermy Tuesday. My, what big ears you have.
© The Field Museum, Z83129.
Leon Walters in 4th floor exhibits taxidermy workshop, working on a head of a Lesser Kudu.
(Update from Bruce Patterson MacArthur Curator of Mammals, this was misidentified in the photo archives record, it is in fact a Lesser Kudu.)

8x10 negative
4/24/1946

Taxidermy Tuesday. My, what big ears you have.

© The Field Museum, Z83129.

Leon Walters in 4th floor exhibits taxidermy workshop, working on a head of a Lesser Kudu.

(Update from Bruce Patterson MacArthur Curator of Mammals, this was misidentified in the photo archives record, it is in fact a Lesser Kudu.)

8x10 negative

4/24/1946

Mammal Monday, Large Indian Civet. The Large Indian Civet is a civet native to South and Southeast Asia. They are solitary and nocturnal carnivores that eat birds, frogs, snakes, small mammals, eggs, crabs, and fish.
© The Field Museum, CSZ77046.
Large Indian Civet (Viverra zibetha)  from Southern Asia. Mounted individual mammal. Museum specimen Zoology specimen 36743.
5x7 negative 
1931

Mammal Monday, Large Indian Civet. The Large Indian Civet is a civet native to South and Southeast Asia. They are solitary and nocturnal
carnivores that eat birds, frogs, snakes, small mammals, eggs, crabs, and fish.

© The Field Museum, CSZ77046.

Large Indian Civet (Viverra zibetha)  from Southern Asia. Mounted individual mammal. Museum specimen Zoology specimen 36743.

5x7 negative

1931

Fossil Friday, ground sloth. This acetate negative, scanned today, show signs of deterioration. We are in the process of digitizing this type of film to make a digital copy before it’s too late.
© The Field Museum, CSGEO77052.
Sternal bones, detail of Ground Sloth (Pronothrotherium). Preinstallation of Sloth and Glyptodont case, Hall 38 
8x10 negative
1931 

Fossil Friday, ground sloth. This acetate negative, scanned today, show signs of deterioration. We are in the process of digitizing this type of film to make a digital copy before it’s too late.

© The Field Museum, CSGEO77052.

Sternal bones, detail of Ground Sloth (Pronothrotherium). Preinstallation of Sloth and Glyptodont case, Hall 38

8x10 negative

1931 

Here is a great image from 1912 out on expedition. The woman in the center is resting her hand on a very large cactus.
© The Field Museum, CSB36203, Photographer Huron H. Smith.

Group of five people, men and women, standing in a cactus field.
North America U.S.A. California.
5x7 glass negative
8/1/1912

Here is a great image from 1912 out on expedition. The woman in the center is resting her hand on a very large cactus.

© The Field Museum, CSB36203, Photographer Huron H. Smith.

Group of five people, men and women, standing in a cactus field.

North America U.S.A. California.

5x7 glass negative

8/1/1912