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Archival Images

Bison diorama model (1939)

Paul Wright works on a sketch model of the American bison and pronghorn diorama. (1939)

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)

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