Dioramas and Exhibits
Rhinoceros hide laid over clay model The Field Museum
Stefanie A. Derkatsch
Creator of digital collection
Mount being prepared for exhibit. This photo features raw skin of a rhino which has been plumped in borax carbolic water. The hide has been laid over a clay model which has not yet been finished. This step helps with the modeling process. 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; Molds; Hides; Skins;
date of photograph
USA, Illinois, Chicago
Yes, adjustments to shadow & 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