Press Release celebrating the retirement of Smokey Bear

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National Geographic Society press release celebrating the retirement of Smokey Bear. It includes a brief dscription of Smokey Bear and an appreciation for his work.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, Box 21, Folder: 5

Contact information

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


June 23, 1975

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


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


  • United States
  • Washington
  • DC


  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2019-000475 AND SIA2019-000476

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 9.3w x 11.7h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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