Blank Postcard of a Giraffe at the Zoo

ID: SIA2013-06613 (front) and SIA2013-06614 (back)

Creator: Capitol Souvenir Company

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1948

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, Box 16, Folder: 6

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Blank postcard of a giraffe at the National Zoological Park. The giraffe is standing in its enclosure. The message side is blank, but it has a printed note: "Giraffe--The tallest of all mammals sometimes growing to a height of 20 feet. Inhabit open country and brouse [sic] on tall trees. Can gallop at over 30 miles an hour. Found only in Africa, south of the Sahara Desert." The front has a white border.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Giraffe House


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • The postcard is numbered 78706. Produced by Capitol Souvenir Co., Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • This postcard is part of a pack of "18 Selected Post Cards 25 National Zoological Park Washington, D.C." Today there are only 15 postcards in the pack. For other postcards from this pack, see Negatives SIA2013-01238 through SIA2013-01241; SIA2013-06599 through SIA2013-06612; SIA2013-06615 through SIA2013-06624.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, Box 16, Folder: 6

Contact information

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



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  • Postcard
  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Giraffa
  • Giraffe


  • Postcard
  • Linen

ID Number

SIA2013-06613 (front) and SIA2013-06614 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 3.5w x 5.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen

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