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Modern taxidermy : mounting the Indian elephant
Walter Ashlin Fairservis, AMNH anthropologist, examines Mohammedanism. The first in a three-part series on Oriental religions, this program traces the beginnings of Mohammedanism to about 600 A.D., when Mohammed preached. The history and role of Mohammedanism in the daily lives of its followers is discussed. Film footage shown includes a pilgrimage to Mecca, produced by the Arabian American Oil Company.
Moscow May Day
Mountain climbing with native guides
Mountains of the moon
Robert H. Rockwell, and two assistants, are seen performing several aspects of the mounting procedure in the AMNH Department of Preparation. They insert leg substructures into the loose tanned skin; cover the buffalo model with plaster; fit skin onto the plaster-covered model; insert the legs into sockets; and work the skin into the plaster. The Akeley method of mounting large animals is covered in Mounting The Indian Elephant. This is all that remains of a much longer film.