Josef J. Fénykövi Sitting on the Recently Killed Elephant

ID: SIA2010-0184 or Fénykövi Neggative Number 2155/25 or 97-3034

Creator: Fénykövi, Josef J

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: November 13, 1955

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

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Summary

Josef J. Fénykövi sits atop the male African bush elephant that he donated to the Smithsonian Institution.

Subject

Fénykövi, Josef J

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

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 13, 1955

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Animals
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Fénykövi Elephant
  • Elephants
  • African Elephant

Place

  • Angola
  • Africa

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0184 or Fénykövi Neggative Number 2155/25 or 97-3034

Physical description

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

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