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Help With Taxidermist Id?

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Joe_CFS, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Joe_CFS

    Joe_CFS New Member

    Hello, just created this account because I figure if anyone can help me, it would be someone on this forum. I dabble in collecting old skin mounts, and generally tend to buy them when the species is odd or rare. This weekend I stumbled across this head mount of a really big Atlantic salmon. I'm from eastern PA, and in all my years I'd never bumped into an Atlantic, so I had to have it.

    There is a maker's mark stamped on the back, but it's very hard to read. I'm just really curious about this mount and always like to get some backstory if I can. What I can out make is:

    "Mounted by Rowland Studios...New York." What I can't make out is the city in New York. There is also a chance Rowland is Ruwland or Rowbano, though I'm fairly confident it's Rowland.

    I tried a little net research and nothing kicks back. I also read about Rowland Ward, though I'm almost positive there's zero connection.

    Worth a shot! Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  2. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Belongs in the trash can if you ask me.
    rogerswildlife and Gary R like this.

  3. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

    Erie, PA
    neat find...thats old. if it can be fixed and touched up i would have someone do it.
  4. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Picture of the makers mark?
  5. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

    Erie, PA
    JL, rogerswildlife, Mudbat and 2 others like this.
  6. NOAH@aarrkk

    [email protected] Active Member

    You might post this or at least a link in the History forum. There are probably people there who can help you.