Elephants at an Unidentified (probably European) Zoo

ID: SIA2010-0183

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1958

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 1102, Folder: Accession 208986

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Summary

Two elephants shown at an unidentified (probably European) zoo. A building can be seen in the background. William L. Brown, taxidermist, and other taxidermists at the United States National Museum (USNM), now known as the National Museum of Natural History, studied live elephants at many different zoos, including the Smithsonian's own National Zoological Park (NZP), in their preparation for mounting the Fénykövi elephant skin on a model. This photo formed part of their study collection.

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Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 1102, Folder: Accession 208986

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1958

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Taxidermy
  • Animals
  • Zoos
  • Architecture
  • Zoology
  • Taxidermists
  • Collection and preservation
  • Fénykövi Elephant
  • Elephants
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation
  • Buildings

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0183

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 3.25w x 2.5h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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