J. Bundy in Freer Gallery of Art Courtyard with Peacocks

ID: SIA2007-0175

Creator: Unknown

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Date: c. 1930

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 02-082, Box 1, Folder: Photographs, Peacocks

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Summary

  • John Bundy, Superintendent, 1921-1939, Freer Gallery of Art, Superintendent of Construction, 1919-1928, kneels as he feeds pellets to peacocks in the courtyard of the Freer Gallery of Art. Bundy is holding a dish in his left hand. Peacocks occupied the courtyard for many years. The National Zoological Park lent the peacocks to the Freer Gallery. The Annual Report for the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1923 notes that the peacocks were moved from the courtyard of Freer Gallery of Art to the National Zoological Park for the winter.
  • Building management of the Freer Gallery of Art began in 1921 when John Bundy, a representative of architect Charles A. Platt during the Gallery's construction, was hired by the Smithsonian as Superintendent. He was also, at times, referred to as Building Manager.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Bundy, John
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 02-082, Box 1, Folder: Photographs, Peacocks

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1930

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Courtyards
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Peafowl
  • Birds
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

ID Number

SIA2007-0175

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 8w x 6h; Type of Image: Person, candid ; Medium: Photographic print

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