Victorian Taxidermy – Fit For a Queen

 Victorian Taxidermy becomes Fashionable

Teddy Roosevelt and other big game hunters began to commission Victorian taxidermists to preserve their trophies artfully

Teddy Roosevelt and other big game hunters began to commission Victorian taxidermists to preserve their trophies artfully

Victorian Taxidermy came alive during the Victorian Era (1837-1901) when wealthy hunters, like Teddy Roosevelt, began to commission taxidermists such as Roland Ward to preserve their trophies for their fashionable libraries and sitting rooms.

Victorian horse hoof silver inkwell ca 1878 at the Cantor Arts Center- Stanford University

Victorian horse hoof silver inkwell ca 1878 at the Cantor Arts Center- Stanford University

Trusty pets were honored in functional items of taxidermy to be placed among the sterling & cut glass.

Read more about how anthropomorphic taxidermy started a fashion trend on our post over at the Women’s Outdoor News

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