Letter from John Ball of Syracuse, NY, December 1974

ID: SIA2019-000470

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: December, 1974

Citation: Record Unit 365, Box 21, Folder: 4

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A letter from John Ball of Syracuse, New York to Smokey Bear, December 1974. Ball asks about Smokey Bear's honey and how cold it is at the Zoo. The letter includes a drawing of a Christmas tree.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution and United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service


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Record Unit 365, Box 21, Folder: 4

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


December, 1974

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  • Animals
  • Forest fire prevention
  • Smokey Bear
  • Advertising
  • Bears
  • Advertising--Forest fire prevention


  • United States
  • Washington
  • DC


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid
  • Person, candid
  • Animal, candid
  • Document
  • Paper
  • Drawing
  • Print

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 6.8w x 9.6h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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