Old Taxidermy Mount Pictures

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  1. Diamondhitch

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    This is a mount that I saw a picture of years ago and thought how cool it was. I stumbled across it again today and had to share it. I believe it was done in the 1800s and is called "the messenger". It really tells a story.

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  2. BRICKBURN

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    Exactly what a good piece should do... Tell a Story.
     
  3. AfricaHunting.com

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    What a great scene, thanks for sharing!
     
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    Awesome!!!!!!
     
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    that's great! they have an elephant with mahout being attacked buy a tiger in the Natural history museum in Paris
     
  6. Diamondhitch

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    Sounds very cool
     
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    That s back in the days there were lions in North Africa !
     
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    that is a really interesting mount Diamondhitch,and i would love to know more about the story behind this story...

    here is another old taxidermist piece from the natural museum of history….

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    Diamondhitch,

    Beautiful. Do you know where this is located?
     
  10. Wheels

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    Must of been to hard to get the tusks to lay flat.
     
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  11. Diamondhitch

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    Carnegie museum of natural history in Pittsburg.
     
  12. Wheels

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    Thanks, I will have to remember that next time I am up that way.
     
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    Very impressive feat. Thank goodness it wasn't full grown.

    The taxidermy of his that I am most impressed with is the heard of elephants in the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.

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    Still impressive after many decades.
     
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    Very cool fact about Carl E Akeley, the father of modern taxidermy, as he is known. The Carle E Akeley award for most artistic mount is one of the most prestigious awards a taxidermist can win.
     
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    +1

    I have seen a quite a bit of 50-100 year old taxidermy that doesn't look real great. His stuff stands the test of time.
     

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