Diagram with Measurements of the Fénykövi Elephant

ID: SIA2010-0605

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1955

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7306, Box 2, Folder 1

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Summary

Diagram of the Fénykövi elephant with its measurements provided by José Fénykövi to assist the Smithsonian taxidermists in the mounting of the specimen. Photo states that the measurements sworn to before president of the Angola Game Comm. and legalized by the U.S. Consul in Luanda. When it was unveiled in 1959 at the Museum of Natural History, it was the largest land mammal exhibited in a museum.

Author

Unknown

Subject

Fénykövi, Josef J

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7306, Box 2, Folder 1

Contact information

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

Date

1955

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Zoology
  • Physical measurements
  • Taxidermy
  • Fénykövi Elephant
  • Collection and preservation
  • Elephants
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Drawing

ID Number

SIA2010-0605

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 8.5w x 11h; Type of Image: Drawing; Medium: Photographic print

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