An early and enthusiastic nature photographer—the first Kodak camera came to market only in 1888—eminent Museum ornithologist Frank M. Chapman owned an assortment of cameras, including the 5x7 Graflex original now on display in the reopened Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall.
The restored Theodore Roosevelt Memorial is now open, and a new self-guided tour—available as part of the Museum's Explorer app, or on our website—highlights exhibits and places around the Museum with a connection to TR, who was President from 1901 to 1909. In this post, the seventh in a series, we visit the American bison and pronghorn diorama, in the renovated Jill and Lewis Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals.
A multi-video series about the restoration of the dioramas in the Jill and Lewis Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, now on amnh.tv and on the Museum's YouTube channel, documents their renovation. In this post, the fourth in a series, we share one of the videos, which explains how the animal models were originally created.