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Building the bison diorama (1942)

Fred Scherer (L) and James Perry Wilson (R) paint the background of the American bison and pronghorn diorama while George Frederick Mason installs grass in the foreground. (1942)

Installing prairie grass (1942)

Foreground artist Charles Tornell sets grass in the American bison and pronghorn diorama. (1942)

Coyote: Yosemite Valley underdrawing (1946)

James Perry Wilson's preliminary charcoal underdrawing for the coyote diorama, set in Yosemite Valley of Yosemite National Park, California. The lighter values of the rock faces help create the illusion of distance. (1946)


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