Taxidermy: It's Transition into a Highly Refined Art Form

Arden Creek Designs was commissioned by The Smithsonian Institution to mount a chewing beaver for their new exhibit on the history of felt hats. Taxidermy gained refinement and popularity during the mid to late 18th century, a time period also is known as the “Golden Era” of the Adirondacks Mountains. A new phenomena was taking place in the country at this time, developments and conditions were coming...

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