Postcard of Manicuring Day for Soko

ID: SIA2013-07820 (front) and SIA2013-07821 (back)

Creator: Curt Teich & Co

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1935

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, Box 16, Folder: Postcards

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Color postcard of Soko the chimpanzee getting a manicure at the National Zoological Park. A man is crouching outside of Soko's enclosure, and Soko is sitting with one of his legs through the cage to allow the man to trim his nails. The front of the postcard has a white border. The postcard is unused, but the message side has a printed note about the image: "Soko, the chimpanzee, having his nails trimmed."


  • Soko (chimpanzee)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


This postcard is a freestanding version of the one from the booklet of eleven assorted National Zoological Park postcards.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, Box 16, Folder: Postcards

Contact information

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



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


  • Postcard
  • Linen

ID Number

SIA2013-07820 (front) and SIA2013-07821 (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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