Category Archive: History

~ In Memoriam 2016 ~

Cancer hit the taxidermy industry especially hard in 2016, taking most of the friends that we lost. 2016 will also go down in history as one of the most devastating years for loss of major celebrities. Dozens of musicians, actors, entertainers and world leaders who died during the year made for and endless parade of …

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The Arc of Taxidermy History

Taxidermy is on an upswing. If you had to chart the overall perception of our profession to the general public, it would have probably started going downhill in the 1960s after Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psyco” and remained low for many decades. In the past twenty years or so, taxidermy began to enjoy a renessaince of sorts …

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The Taxidermist’s Table 1898

I had known Stephen Rogers for 30 years, but we had never met in person until last month. As a contributor to Breakthrough Magazine starting in 1986, and later as one of our most prolific and appreciated writers on the Taxidermy Net Forum, we have corresponded countless times throughout the three decades of our long-distance …

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The Akeley Monument Dedication

Two years ago, on the 150th anniversary of Carl E. Akeley’s birth in Clarendon, New York, the local historical society hosted a birthday celebration and invited some of Akeley’s biggest supporters to speak. (More info here.) It was at that meeting that John Janelli’s long held dream of erecting a permanent monument on American soil …

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~ In Memoriam 2015 ~

At the start of a new year we pause to reflect upon the losses to our friends and colleagues in the taxidermy profession during the last twelve months. Artists, family members, industry pioneers, and journeymen taxidermists were among the ones who left us due to illness, accident, unfortunate circumstances or the passing of time. We …

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