Postcard of Chimpanzees at the Zoo

ID: SIA2013-01238 (front) and SIA2013-01239 (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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Summary

Postcard of two chimpanzees at the National Zoological Park. They are crouching in front of a blue fence. The message side is blank, but it has a printed note: "Chimpanzee--An African Anthropoid [man-like] Ape. The popular interest in this Ape lies in its resemblance to man, physiologically and anatomically. A forest animal living in small family groups; spend most of their time in trees. Occasionally stand upright but walk on all fours." The front has a white border.

Author

Capitol Souvenir Company

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Anthropoid apes are now referred to as Simians.
  • The postcard is numbered 78711. 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 Negative Numbers SIA2013-01240 and SIA2013-01241; SIA2013-06599 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, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1948

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Postcard
  • Pan (Mammals)
  • Apes
  • Animals
  • Zoos
  • Chimpanzees
  • Primates
  • Monkeys
  • Mammals
  • Hominids

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Linen

ID Number

SIA2013-01238 (front) and SIA2013-01239 (back)

Physical description

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

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