Smokey Bear Frolics in a Pool at National Zoological Park

ID: SIA RU000371 [92-3559]

Creator: Schroeder, Francine

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1950

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: December 1976, Image No. 92-3559

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Summary

The original Smokey Bear frolicking in a pool at the National Zoological Park. Smokey Bear was brought from New Mexico in June of 1950 after being burned as a cub from a forest fire that swept through a portion of the Lincoln National Forest. Smokey Bear served as a living symbol of the Smokey Bear forest fire prevention program.

Subject

  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs

Notes

  • Also known as 3466-A.
  • Featured in the "Torch," December 1976.
  • Smokey Bear was brought from New Mexico in June of 1950 after being burned as a cub from a forest fire that swept through a portion of the Lincoln National Forest. Smokey Bear served as a living symbol of the Smokey Bear forest fire prevention program.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: December 1976, Image No. 92-3559

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1950
  • Circa 1950s

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  • No Known Copyright

Topic

  • Prevention and control
  • Animals
  • Mammals
  • Smokey Bear
  • Forest fires
  • Bears
  • Forest fires--Prevention and control

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [92-3559]

Physical description

8 x 10;

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