Dunk and Gold Dust Out for a Walk

ID: SIA2011-1032

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1898

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 98-015, Box 2, Folder: October 1989

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Summary

William Blackburne, keeper at the National Zoological Park leads the zoo's first elephants Dunk (right) and Gold Dust (left), who are tied together with a chain.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Blackburne, William H
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History
  • Gold Dust (Elephant)
  • Dunk (Elephant)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • For another image of Dunk and Gold Dust see Negative Numbers 2003-19538 and SIA2008-0942.
  • The photograph was likely taking during one of the walks the Asian elephants took to Rock Creek to bathe.
  • The animals were given to the park by James E. Cooper, owner of the Adam Forepaugh Shows, a local menagerie.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 98-015, Box 2, Folder: October 1989

Contact information

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

Date

1898

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Asian Elephants
  • Animals
  • Zoos
  • Zoo keepers
  • Personnel management
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Employees
  • Elephants
  • Zoos--Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-1032

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 10.16w x 8h ; Type of Image: Animal, candid ; Person, candid ; Medium: Photographic print

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