Baby Calf in South Yard

ID: 2002-10641 and MAH-3640

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1887

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 47, Folder 4

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Summary

A baby calf resting on the lawn of the South Yard behind the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle," as part of the Department of Living Animals around 1887. Live animals were kept in the South Yard for exhibit and study by the taxidermists before the National Zoological Park was founded in 1889.

Subject

  • South Yard
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The original negative number is MAH-3640. What is leaning against A&I is blurry, so it is hard to tell exactly what it is.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 47, Folder 4

Contact information

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

Date

1887

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Topic

  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Calf
  • Calves
  • United States National Museum

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

2002-10641 and MAH-3640

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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