Postcard of Roosevelt Lion Group

ID: SIA2010-0488 (front) and SIA2013-07231 (back)

Creator: Curt Teich & Co

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1934

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 26

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Color postcard of the East African Atlas lions in the mammal hall of the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. The specimens came from the Theodore Roosevelt African Expedition (1909-1910) and were mounted by George B. Turner. The message/address side is blank, and the card has white edging.


  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • #4A-H2183. Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C.T. Photo-Colorit" Post Card. Curt Otto Teich (1877-1974), a German immigrant, founded Curt Teich & Co., which was a postcard printing company that operated from 1898 to 1978. The company specialized in view and advertising postcards, and was the largest volume printer of this type in the world from the 1920s to the 1940s. C.T. Photo-Colorit was a printing process used by Curt Teich & Co.
  • This postcard is located in Accesion #03-140, which is part of Record Unit 95.
  • For another version of this postcard, see Negatives SIA2013-06657 and SIA2013-06658. For a grayscale version of this postcard, produced by the Albertype Co., see Negatives SIA2013-07795 and SIA2013-07796.
  • See Negative 24881 for a photograph of the exhibit case used to produce the postcard.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 26

Contact information

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



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  • Taxidermy
  • Panthera
  • Cats
  • Animals
  • Predatory animals
  • Atlas Lions
  • Zoology
  • Lions
  • Exhibitions
  • Collection and preservation
  • Museums
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation
  • Dioramas
  • Museum exhibits




  • Postcard
  • Linen

ID Number

SIA2010-0488 (front) and SIA2013-07231 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen

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