Dioramas and Exhibits
Rhinoceros mount being prepared for exhibit The Field Museum
Stefanie A. Derkatsch
Creator of digital collection
Mount being prepared for rhino exhibit. This photo features wooden supports for the plaster mold. Framework of wood, fastened to mold with plaster and sisal which adheres to nails driven in the wooden frame on inside. Taxidermy lab and tools are visible. DMNH staff would often take photographs to document work done at other museums. Scanning and access made possible by a grant from NEH.
The Field Museum; Field Museum of Natural History; Taxidermy; Mounts; Models; Plaster; Molds
date of photograph
USA, Illinois, Chicago
Yes, adjustments to brightness, contrast, shadow and highlights using Adobe Photoshop CS4.
5 X 7 black and white print scanned using Epson Expression 10000 XL. 8 bit Grey Scale, 460 dpi. with unsharp mask level high.
use with permission Denver Museum of Nature & Science