Dioramas and Exhibits
Skin being applied to hippopotamus model The Field Museum
Stefanie A. Derkatsch
Creator of digital collection
Hippopotamus mount being prepared for exhibit. This photo features the hide of a hippo which is being adjusted on the clay model which lays upside-down on the floor. Taxidermy lab, tools, and clay miniature models 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; Molds; Skins; Hides
date of photograph
USA, Illinois, Chicago
Yes, adjustments to brightness, contrast, shadow and highlights using Adobe Photoshop CS4.
5X 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