Winter Quarters – with elephants

Sunday Feb 6, 1944

Akeley Hall“We took Susie to the museum last week,” My mother wrote home today. Abe showed her all the animals in the Akeley African Hall. She had a swell time. I don’t know what she saw but she ‘goo’d’ as though it was great fun.” Ah, the Museum of Natural History. No one who has visited can ever forget the majestic grouping of elephants or the dioramas in the hall named for naturalist, photographer, sculptor and taxidermist Carl Akeley. This farm boy from upstate New York was the first to mount animals in natural poses. When P. T. Barnum’s prized 7-ton elephant Jumbo died in 1885, Akeley was the one to mount him.

 

 

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