Alligators, NZP

ID: 14349 or MAH-14349

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 46, Folder: 1

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Alligators in their enclosure in the original Animal House, also known as the Carnivora House, which opened in 1892 and was the first permanent building at the National Zoological Park. The alligators are housed in the "temporary" wooden wing of the structure. They were given more spacious accommodations when the Reptile House was completed in 1931.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Animal House
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Carnivora House


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 46, Folder: 1

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



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  • Reptiles
  • Animal cages
  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Zoo exhibits
  • Architecture
  • Lion House
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Alligators
  • Buildings
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Lion House


  • Photographic print
  • Architecture
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

14349 or MAH-14349

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Architectural; Medium: Photographic print

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