Wednesday, May 19, 2010
A taxidermist - Not to forget - Peter Spicer and Sons of Royal Lemington Spa. 1798 to 1960.
The work of Edward Gerrard & Son’s (the company was founded in 1853) is amongst the finest you can find as well from the Victorian & Edwardian period. Edward Gerrard was employed by the British natural History Museum from 1841 to the 1890s.
"We have lived in the best time and seen the wonders of wildlife and belonged to a brotherhood ...the members of which have memories that cannot be matched...we have lived on into a new world which I do not pretend to understand."
Sir Alfred Pease
(Author, Adventurer and Explorer.)
An era I should have been born in and to agree with Sir Alfred - I do not pretend even today in this new world to understand it.. it is a few of us out here who has created our own philosophy and live by it in our hearts .. I do not state that we do not adapt just that we do not bend in our believes... we are a small tribe and maybe in few cases a brotherhood who understands that life is to be absorbed and to appreciate its splendor of beauty...so look to this day...as sun rises...
Rowland Ward published the first Records of Big Game in 1892
...These published books are today treasured collectors' items. For those interested he published his autobiography A Naturalist's Life Study in the Art of Taxidermy in 1913.