Hippopotamus mount being prepared for exhibit The Field Museum
Stefanie A. Derkatsch
Creator of digital collection
Hippopotamus mount being prepared for exhibit at The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. This photo demonstrates how clamps are placed against a wooden pattern to hold cellulose to mold, also painting in cellulose. Taxidermy lab, tools, and paint are visible. DMNS 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
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. 16 bit Grey Scale, 300 dpi.
Use with permission Denver Museum of Nature & Science