Dioramas and Exhibits
Rhino hide and horns on 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 front half of the hide and the horns have been laid on top of the clay model. This step helps with the modeling process. The photo was taken by DMNH staff to document the preparation of exhibits and dioramas. Scanning and access made possible by a grant from NEH.
The Field Museum; Field Museum of Natural History; Taxidermy; Mounts; Models; Molds
date of photograph
USA, Illinois, Chicago
Yes, adjustments to brightness and contrast using Adobe Photoshop CS4.
5 X 7 black and white print scanned using Epson Expression 10000 XL. 16 bit Grey Scale, 300 dpi.
use with permission Denver Museum of Nature & Science