Drawing of Two Bison at the NZP

ID: 77-11424

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1887-1900

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 74, Box 285, Folder: 1

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Summary

This photographic print is of a drawing of a herd of buffalo most likely at the National Zoological Park (NZP). Buffalo were brought to the Smithsonian Institution prior to the establishment of the NZP in order to study and rescue this dying breed of animals. The artist and date are unknown though it was first printed in a Washington newspaper sometime between 1887 and 1900.

Author

Unknown

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This is one in a series of 16 drawings about the NZP located in this folder.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 74, Box 285, Folder: 1

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1887-1900

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Art
  • American bison
  • Buffaloes
  • Zoos
  • Art objects
  • Buffalo
  • Endangered species

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Drawing

ID Number

77-11424

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 7 1/2h; Type of Image: Drawing; Medium: Photographic print

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