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Blank Postcard of Penguins at the Zoo

Creator:
Capitol Souvenir Company
Title:
Blank Postcard of Penguins at the Zoo
Date:
1948
Notes:
The postcard is numbered 78709. Produced by Capitol Souvenir Co., Inc., Washington, D.C
This postcard is part of a pack of "18 Selected Post Cards 25 National Zoological Park Washington, D.C." Today there are only 15 postcards in the pack. For other postcards from this pack, see Negatives SIA2013-01238 through SIA2013-01241; SIA2013-06599 through SIA2013-06608; SIA2013-06611 through SIA2013-06624
Summary:
Blank postcard of a group of six penguins at the National Zoological Park. The penguins are in the enclosure, parts of which can be seen containing mounds of snow. The message side is blank, but it has a printed note: "Penguin--The Flight-Less Sea Bird; their wings are incapable of flexure and in the water are used as paddles. The Penguin belongs to the Southern Hemisphere and can be found in the most desolate parts of Antarctica. They feed on fish and crustacea." The front has a white border
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Topics:
Postcard, Zoos, Penguins, Birds, Animals
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Form/Genre:
Postcard, Linen
Local Number:
SIA2013-06609 (front) and SIA2013-06610 (back)
Physical Description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!13810~!0#focus
Blank Postcard of Penguins at the Zoo, by Capitol Souvenir Company, 1948, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2013-06609 (front) and SIA2013-06610 (back).
Blank Postcard of Penguins at the Zoo, by Capitol Souvenir Company, 1948, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2013-06609 (front) and SIA2013-06610 (back).

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