The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography

'African Game'

'African Game'

An inked inscription on the album page reads simply 'African game'. Another photograph of hunting trophies on the same page is dated 1897.

Photographed by Rowland Ward of London, identified by a blindstamp in the lower right-hand corner.

Rowland Ward (1848-1912) was a British taxidermist and founder of the taxidermy firm Rowland Ward Ltd of Piccadilly, London. The company specialized in, and was renowned for, their work on big game trophies, but their output covered all aspects of taxidermy. Rowland Ward was trained by his father Henry, himself a very well-known taxidermist in his day, to whom he dedicated his book on taxidermy, The Sportsman's Handbook. Henry Ward travelled with John James Audubon, collecting and preparing specimens for the artist which were later used in Birds of America.

His book on Records of Big Game is considered the main source for information on record sizes of game animals from around the world.


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