Skinning the Fénykövi Elephant

ID: SIA2010-0176 or Fénykövi Image Number 2355/35 or 97-3033

Creator: Fénykövi, Josef J

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: November 14, 1955

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

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Summary

A man kneels beside the lower leg of the male African bush elephant donated to the Smithsonian Institution by Josef J. Fénykövi. The elephant was collected the day before.

Subject

Fénykövi, Josef J

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • See SIA2010-0163 for a similar image.
  • The elephant was donated to the Smithsonian Institution by Josef J. Fénykövi and placed on display at the National Museum of Natural History in 1959. Fénykövi sent images of the elephant to Dr. Remington Kellogg, Director of the United States National Museum, in 1958 to help the United States National Museum taxidermists to reconstruct the elephant to be prepared for exhibition in the Rotunda of the Natural History Building.

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

November 14, 1955

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Fénykövi Elephant
  • Elephants
  • African Elephant
  • Africans

Place

  • Angola
  • Africa

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0176 or Fénykövi Image Number 2355/35 or 97-3033

Physical description

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

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