Postcard of Dik-Diks

ID: SIA2013-07799 (front) and SIA2013-07800 (back)

Creator: Albertype Company, The

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1933

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

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Summary

Grayscale postcard of dik-diks on exhibit at the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. Four dik-diks are standing and sitting in tall grass. The postcard is unused, but the message side has a printed note about dik-diks: "The dik-diks, with peculiar noses, are the smallest of living antelopes. The tail is reduced to a mere vestige and the male alone has horns, but the two sexes are colored alike. These antelopes range from Central Somaliland and Abyssinia [Ethiopia] southward to Central Tanganyika [United Republic of Tanzania], Africa. The group shown was collected by Edmund Heller in British East Africa during the Rainey African Expedition of 1911."

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) first opened to the public on March 17, 1910, as the new United States National Museum. The National Museum was first housed in what is now the Arts and Industries Building.

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, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1933

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Topic

  • Postcard
  • Animals
  • Exhibitions
  • Antelopes

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-07799 (front) and SIA2013-07800 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 5.4w x 3.4h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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