Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Story of Carl Akeley from EC Comics

Carl Ethan Akeley was an American naturalist and explorer who developed the taxidermic method for mounting museum displays to show animals in their natural surroundings. He mounted the skeleton of the famous African elephant Jumbo.

In the 1920's Akeley made a large specimen collection that became part of the American Museum's famous African mammal hall. link

This is his story “authorized, approved and sponsered by the American Museum of Natural History”, produced by EC Comics in 1946!

This story is from the now the forgotten radio show, from the now forgotten comic produced by the legendary EC comics group back when the "E" in "EC" stood for "Education" not "Entertaining". Check out the list of educational consultants.