Category Archive: History

Taxidermy Online: The Early Years

In the last decade of the last century, the internet transformed from total obscurity into the leading informational tool on the planet. In the 1990’s, as the world wide web was in its infancy, most web sites were based upon business cards or brochures; simply on-line flyers with basic information for prospective customers. Unlike the …

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Ed Piaskowski Whitetail Gallery

Edward J. Piaskowski, 77, of Jackson Township in Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014. Universally liked and respected by his peers, Ed was the embodiment of a gentleman. He was a rare combination of extreme talent, yet humble to a fault. Ed was born on April 6, 1937 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of …

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The Donnie C Memorial Plaque

Two days before Christmas, I logged into the Taxidermy.Net Forum and was met with horrible news. One of our own—a popular, happy, helpful, generous member from Texas—had lost his life in a tragic house fire. I immediately went to Donnie Collier’s account activity and saw where only a few hours before, he had been hanging …

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~ In Memoriam 2013 ~

At the start of a new year we pause to reflect upon the losses to our friends and colleagues in the taxidermy profession last year. 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 pay tribute to …

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Time Capsule: 2003 NTA Show

From 1988 until 2002, I used a 35mm film camera to shoot photos at the National Taxidermists Association conventions each year. As the show photographer, I was responsible for making studio photos of all of the award-winning entries, as well as candid shots of people, seminars, the trade show, meetings and the awards banquet. Sometimes …

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