Category Archive: Squirrels

David J. Schwendeman – Part 2

“Still Life” By MELISSA MILGROM Chapter 1: Schwendeman’s Taxidermy Studio From “Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy” by Melissa Milgrom. Excerpted with permission of the author. Continued from Part 1 David is extraordinarily unpretentious. People from the AMNH remember him as a humble, hardworking naturalist with an uncanny intuition for animal forms. For example, when Rose …

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David J. Schwendeman – Part 1

On November 26, 2012, David J. Schwendeman, the last chief taxidermist ever employed by the American Museum of Natural History, passed away at the age of 87. He was the final link in a long chain of iconic taxidermists who held this position, spanning almost the entire twentieth century; from Carl Ethan Akeley, James L. …

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A Tip for Beautiful Squirrel Tails

From time to time, Ken’s Corner will offer taxidermy tips and techniques to help you produce better results in your studio. In this week’s installment, I will offer one of my favorite tips for anyone who mounts squirrels. Making this one simple change in procedure will make a world of difference in the appearance of …

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