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Asaeda, Toshio



  • Existence: December 9, 1893 - March 18, 1968


Toshio Asaeda was a Japanese born artist with skills in taxidermy, painting, and photography. He learned taxidermy from James L. Clark. Asaeda accompanied Crocker on several expeditions, as photographer and painter. He drew maps of the Pacific islands and made a ten-foot cast of an Easter Island head, now owned by the American Museum of Natural History. After World War II, during which Asaeda was interned at the Topaz Relocation Center in Utah, Asaeda worked at the California Academy of Sciences

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