Date of Birth: December 23, 1909
Place of Birth: Franklin, West Virginia
Date of Death: December 9, 1972
Place of Burial: Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde, Pennsylvania
Raymond Harper was the general manager of the Clearfield Taxidermy for 30 years in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Harper was well-known in the field of museum and taxidermy work throughout the country and was associated with numerous sculptor and museum groups. His work in the field of animal sculpting is remembered as his art pieces which have been collected my many persons throughout the country. He was also a member of the board of directors of Clearfield Furs Inc.
Clearfield Furs which was founded in 1915, grew into a recognized institution in the realm of fashion. It was founded under the name of Clearfield Taxidermy Co to bring unusual trophies from and for places, from Africa to Alaska to be mounted for individuals and for museums. Shortly, another idea became a reality…to carry over into the fur business to bring to the smaller shopping centers a collection of quality furs, metropolitan in its scope. The emergence of Clearfield Furs, Inc. from the original organization is a colorful illustration of the pioneering spirit that puts American business head and shoulder above the remainder of the world. Clearfield Furs become the largest and best equipped establishment of its kind in the Country. They had the Fur Factory, Show Room & Offices on Nichols Street, Cold Storage and Cleaning Plant on Bigler Avenue, Tannery and Taxidermy Studio on Hannah St.
Raymond H. Harper died in 1972 at age of 62.