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Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Nancy J. Jacobs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This unique and unprecedented study of birding in Africa reconstructs the collaborations between well-known ornithologists and the largely forgotten guides, hunters, and taxidermists who worked with ... More


Nature's Mirror: How Taxidermists Shaped America's Natural History Museums and Saved Endangered Species

Mary Anne Andrei

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226730318
eISBN:
9780226730455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730455.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The taxidermists who mounted specimens and created educational exhibits for America’s natural history museums, zoos, and aquaria of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries were also among ... More


The Drama of the Diorama, 1910–1935

Karen A. Rader and Victoria E. M. Cain

in Life on Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226079660
eISBN:
9780226079837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226079837.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Habitat dioramas proliferated in American natural history museums in the 1910s, 1920s, and early 1930s, transforming the social and political dynamics of museum halls. Initially, curators, ... More


“A Gathering Place for Amateur Naturalists”: Ward’s and the Birth of the Habitat Group

Mary Anne Andrei

in Nature's Mirror: How Taxidermists Shaped America's Natural History Museums and Saved Endangered Species

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226730318
eISBN:
9780226730455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730455.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Ward’s Natural Science Establishment played a foundational role in America’s new taxidermy movement. In 1862, Henry A. Ward founded the establishment in Rochester, New York, to serve as a natural ... More


“Breathing New Life into Stuffed Animals”: The Society of American Taxidermists

Mary Anne Andrei

in Nature's Mirror: How Taxidermists Shaped America's Natural History Museums and Saved Endangered Species

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226730318
eISBN:
9780226730455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730455.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Society of American Taxidermists (1880-1885), founded by William T. Hornaday and Frederic A. Lucas, promoted in the United States Sir William Henry Flower’s new museum idea, by encouraging ... More


Gains and Losses

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the many gains and losses that Thomas Sandler Roberts experienced during the post-Great War years as a museum curator and a professor. His ornithology course matured over the ... More


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