Fellow environmental historian Erin Gill recently sent me some photos of taxidermy dog heads that she recently took at the Horniman Museum in south London. They’re so interesting and unexpected that I asked Erin if I could post them on Sniffing the Past. She said “yes” so here they are.
You can find out more about the heads on the Horniman Museum collection website. Here’s a bit of background information taken from it: the ‘dog heads were made by Edward Gerrard and Sons, a London taxidermy company set up in 1850 and in business until 1967. Gerrard’s supplied taxidermy mounts, skeletal specimens and models to museums, educational institutions and private customers.’
Thanks to Erin for the photos. For more on her work, please check out her website.