Drawing of Two Bison at Smithsonian

ID: 77-11420

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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This photographic print features a drawing of two bison grazing in the South Yard with the Smithsonian Institution Building in the background. The caption "Almost the last of their race" is sketched below the buffalo. The artist and date are unknown though it was first printed in a Washington newspaper sometime between 1887 and 1900. This is one in a series of 16 drawings about the NZP located in this folder.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • South Yard


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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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



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


  • Photographic print
  • Drawing

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Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Drawing; Medium: Photographic print

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