Young Bull Elephant Eating

ID: SIA2010-0172 and Fénykövi Neg. # 2055-BN/26

Creator: Fénykövi, Josef J

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: February 1958

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 1102, Folder: Accession 20896

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Summary

A recently captured young bull elephant with its trunk in its mouth is eating. Josef J. Fénykövi sent a series of images in February 1958 of a young (15-18 years old) bull elephant, captured in Angola a few days before the photographs were taken, to Dr. Remington Kellogg, director of the United States National Museum (USNM), to help the USNM taxidermists in their preparation of a model, on which to mount the skin of a bull elephant donated by Fénykövi to the Smithsonian Institution, for display in the Rotunda of the Natural History Building.

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • Elephants

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 1102, Folder: Accession 20896

Contact information

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

Date

February 1958

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Taxidermy
  • Animals
  • Taxidermists
  • Models (representations)
  • Fénykövi Elephant
  • Models and modelmaking

Place

  • Angola
  • Africa

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Animal, candid
  • Event

ID Number

SIA2010-0172 and Fénykövi Neg. # 2055-BN/26

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 5.0w x 7.0h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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