Josef J. Fénykövi and a Bull Elephant

ID: SIA2010-0164 or Fénykövi Negative Number 152/35 or 152-BN/35

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1951

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

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Summary

Josef J. Fénykövi stands behind a bull elephant he has killed.

Subject

Fénykövi, Josef J

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The image was sent to Dr. Remington Kellogg, director of the United States National Museum (USNM), now known as the National Museum of Natural History, on March 8, 1958 by Josef J. Fénykövi. Fénykövi sent images of a bull elephant he had collected in Africa seven years earlier to help the USNM taxidermists mount, for display in the Rotunda of the Natural History building, the 2-ton African bush elephant hide he donated to 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

1951

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Animals
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Elephants

Place

  • Angola
  • Africa

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0164 or Fénykövi Negative Number 152/35 or 152-BN/35

Physical description

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

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