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Old Taxidermy And Facial Expressions

Discussion in 'Taxidermy History' started by PA, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. PA

    PA Well-Known Member

    My daughter-in-law sent me this picture she saw on Twitter. It is not uncommon for museums to put up labels that indicate a specimen is being repaired or even being created. We have had a label for a coming mount for Foghorn Leghorn for many years, and I did find the right race of chicken that matches the colors, but have not found a chicken yet.
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    However, this label, which is at the HMNH (presumably the Harvard Museum of Natural History) actually spells out why the mount needed to be repaired - facial expression was too scary.

    (on a side note, some educators at the our museums now have a discussion with young children to brace them for viewing real specimens that have been mounted. The world is changing).


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  2. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    Wasn't a male elephant's "member" removed from the mount that was as a museum, because it was offensive?

    I believe it was at the Smithsonian in New York.

  3. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    would like to have seen the before and after
  4. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member

    Trans elephant?
  5. Joe Kish

    Joe Kish Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with this phrase emphasized above?
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  6. whitetails and fish only

    whitetails and fish only Well-Known Member

    New York?
  7. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    If I could find the original article, not being blessed with a photographic memory, I would know the location.
    So Joe, please fill us in...
  8. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    It’s from the Harvard natural History Museum
  9. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    By George, we wouldn’t want to hurt the tender feelins’ of those chilrens’. Heck, the demonic crap funneled into their brain from TV and video games is way worse!
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