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27. Artist. Bodyworker. Feminist. Backpacker. Urban Homesteader. Chicago.

Carl Akeley—father of modern taxidermy who worked at The Field Museum from 1886 to 1909—is shown here with bandaged arm and dead leopard, which he killed with his bare hands after it attacked him during an expedition in Africa. 

For more on Akeley, visit: http://fieldmuseum.org/explore/our-collections/photo-archives-carl-akeley-collection
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