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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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African Skin Ottoman Furniture

Roger Martin is one of the most gifted innovators in taxidermy. His creativity in developing new products that solve problems and open up new marketing possibilities for taxidermists is unequalled. Year after year he continues to amaze the industry with his original ideas that quickly become new standards. With the introduction of the McKenzie line …

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Van Ingen: Legacy and Mystery

In March of 2013, the last surviving member of the famous taxidermy family Van Ingen brothers passed away in Mysore, India at the age of 101. His death marked the end of what may have been the largest taxidermy studio in the world, but the saga of his life and legacy is far from over. …

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Chris Barnhardt, American Original

Last month there was a unique and touching service in central North Carolina, that looked like it might have taken place in the 1800’s. When hundreds of mourners showed up at Chris Barnhardt’s taxidermy shop in Concord, North Carolina on January 26 to pay their final respects, many had traveled hundreds of miles. Some had …

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Spotting Internet Scam Artists

The internet is a double-edged sword. It has effectively made the world smaller by bringing people together from all over, who otherwise would have never met. This has opened up a vast new universe for sharing ideas, techniques, products, and merchandise. It has also made it much easier for crooks in foreign countries to prey …

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