Taxidermy Tuesday. Sometimes this job stinks! Franck Wonder working on a few skunks.
© The Field Museum, Z83050.
Frank C. Wonder in 4th floor taxidermy area at his desk working on mounted small mammal specimens, maybe skunk. Calendar and drawings pinned to the wall.
100 years ago today, Martha the last Passenger Pigeon passed away at Cincinnati Zoological Gardens. It is amazing to think that an animal once so abundant could so quickly go extinct.
© The Field Museum, GN85465_13, Photographer John Weinstein.
Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) diorama. Standing free case. Hall 21, Individual bird exhibit in case before dismantling. Documentation for Animal Kingdom exhibit preparation.
120 negative film
Fossil Friday, Horned Gopher. Horned gophers are the smallest known mammals to ever have horns, and the only known species of horned rodents.
© The Field Museum, CSGEO77569.
Skull Horned Gopher (Ceratogaulus hatcheri), Pliocene. Nebraska.
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Today’s photo is celebrating expeditions out into the field. We have a new exhibit opening up that shows behind the scenes of some of our scientists out on expedition called Into the Bat Caves of Kenya.
© The Field Museum, CSZ56318c, Photographer Wilfred H. Osgood.
Expedition members, left to right, C. Suydam Cutting, Jack Baum, [unidentified probably Wilfred H. Osgood], Louis A. Fuertes, Alfred Bailey.
Daily News Abyssinian Expedition Zoology Mammals, Birds Africa Abyssinia.
Hand colored lantern slide
Happy National Dog Day from Vesta the transparent dog, and his Great Dane pal Fury.
© The Field Museum, GN79099.
Champion Fury, prize winning Great Dane dog and Vesta the World’s first transparent dog.
Taxidermy Tuesday, Panda. Here a man is preparing (tanning) the skin so that it can be put on to the model.
© The Field Museum, RF78496.
Steps in taxidermy, man preparing skin of mammal in tanning vat. For Raymond Foundation.
Happy Birthday National Park System. You don’t look a day over 98!
© The Field Museum, CSGEO73463.
People, men and women, standing on the edge of the Emerald Pool, Upper Geyser Basin.
North America U.S.A. Wyoming Yellowstone Park
Fossil Friday, Fossil coral!
© The Field Museum, CSGEO77514.
Thin section of a fossil coral.
4x5 acetate negative
Not only was Carl Akeley the father of modern Taxidermy, he also invented this motion picture camera that was used out on expedition.
© The Field Museum, CSZ55344, Photographer Wilfred H. Osgood.
Expedition member, probably C. Suydam Cutting explaining the movie camera to two men. Shows the Akeley “pancake” camera [invented by Carl Akeley] on tripod from the side.
Daily News Abyssinian Expedition