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Presidency: Madras
Coordinates: 12.3033°N, 76.645866°E
Altitude: 763 m (2,503 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Mysore
State/Province: Karnataka
Country: India
Transport links
Mysore-Arsikere Railway
Mysore-Nanjangud Railway
Mysore State Railway

"Mysore, capital of the state of Mysore, India, one of the Princely states, 10 miles S.W. of Seringapatam on the Mysore State Railway."

The British controlled Mysore city from 1799 to 1881.[1]

Taxidermy in Mysore

Van Ingen and Van Ingen, based in Mysore was a leading taxidermy company. “This factory once employed 150 people, processing 400 tigers and 600 leopards each year” [2] The factory operated from about 1900. It ceased to trade in 1990s but business had been in decline since the 1960s due to the laws restricting the hunting of endangered species – which included tigers.

The family/company published at least two books The Preservation of Shikar Trophies by Van Ingen and Van Ingen, Artists in Taxidermy, Mysore 1928 and 1933 editions, and The Artistic Treatment of Shikar Trophies.

Further information can be found in the Wikipedia article below.

External links

Historical books online

Gold, Sport and Coffee Planting in Mysore by Robert H Elliot 1894


  1. Wikipedia
  2. Page 7 of the Winter 2009 Newsletter of Friends Of The British Library, now archived, which introduced a proposed talk by Dr Pat A Morris author of Van Ingen and Van Ingen: Artists in Taxidermy, (now an archived link) available at the British Library UIN: BLL01013606052 .