Blank Postcard of a Giant Anolis at the Zoo

ID: SIA2013-06627 (front) and SIA2013-06628 (back)

Creator: Curt Teich & Co

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1935

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

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Blank postcard of a Giant Anolis at the National Zoological Park. The Giant Anolis is sitting on a tree branch. The message side is blank, but it has a printed note: "Giant Anolis from Cuba. Related to the common American Chameleon." The front has a white border.


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#5A-H617. "C.T. Art Colortone," Made Only by Curt Teich & Co., Inc., Chicago, USA. Curt Otto Teich (1877-1974), a German immigrant, founded Curt Teich & Co., which was a postcard printing company that operated from 1898 to 1978. The company specialized in view and advertising postcards, and was the largest volume printer of this type in the world from the 1920s to the 1940s. C.T. Art Colortone was a printing process used by Curt Teich & Co.

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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
  • Reptiles
  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Lizards


  • Postcard
  • Linen

ID Number

SIA2013-06627 (front) and SIA2013-06628 (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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