Postcard of Amazonia at the Zoo

ID: SIA2013-07759 (front) and SIA2013-07760 (back)

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: c. 1992

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection 07-053, Box 1, Folder: Amazonia Postcard

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Summary

Color postcard advertising the opening of "Amazonia" at the National Zoological Park. The caption on the front is "Escape the Urban Jungle," and a man and woman are posed in front of jungle foliage. The message side has information about the National Zoological Park and Amazonia. The postcard is unused.

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Amazonia, the largest and most complex exhibit ever built at the National Zoo, opened to the public in 1992 and leads visitors into the realm of the Amazon River Basin. The 15,000-square-foot rainforest habitat of the exhibit includes a cascading tropical river and a 55,000-gallon aquarium for the display of Amazon River fish.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection 07-053, Box 1, Folder: Amazonia Postcard

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1992

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Postcard
  • Zoos
  • Advertising
  • Amazonia

Place

Amazonia

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-07759 (front) and SIA2013-07760 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 4.1w x 6h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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