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The Brain Scoop: Carl Cotton--Chicago's Original Black Taxidermist

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Carl Cotton was The Field Museum's first African-American taxidermist, and his work can still be seen on display today. But for many years, little was known about the extent of his contributions to the field of taxidermy. Today, thanks to hours of research from staff and through collaborations with Carl's family, the museum has a better picture of this creative and talented person and a deeper appreciation for his work. Part of "The Brain Scoop" series.

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Runtime: 9 minutes 14 seconds

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