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Combination Platter: 1923

Combination Platter: 1923

May 7, 1923. "Joseph W. Schollick." Whose name is also attached to this photo of a similar-looking but evidently different person, George Marshall, also seen here on Shorpy. My guess is that somehow the "osteologist" caption got attached to a photo of the taxidermist because these two look so much alike. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Scollick, not Schollick

This is Joseph William Scollick (1850-1938).


Ahhh Fifi, looks like I forgot to feed you again. You're all skin and bones! Well, mostly bones.

Joseph Schollick

From the Utica Examiner in 1923:

For 52 years Schollick has lived among bones, preparing skeletons and skeletal specimens for anatomical snd scientific exhibit. For 39 years he has been on the Job for Uncle Sam, preparing skeletons for the Smithsonian Institution.

The accompanying grainy photograph is similar to the man in both photographs, leading one to believe that the reference to George Marshall may be incorrect, and all photographs are of Mr. Schollick. The resemblances are too uncanny to be a simple similarity.

[They do look very much alike but the ears aren't the same. - Dave]

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