Smokey Bear Frolicking in a Pool

ID: 92-3559

Creator: Schroeder, Francine

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1950s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: December 1976

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Summary

The original Smokey Bear frolicking in a pool at the National Zoological Park. Smokey Bear was brought by the U.S. Forest Service from New Mexico in June of 1950 after being burned as a cub from a forest fire that swept through a portion of the Lincoln National Forest. Smokey Bear served as a living symbol of the Smokey Bear forest fire prevention program.

Subject

  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, December 1976

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: December 1976

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1950s

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No restrictions

Topic

  • Animal cages
  • Animals
  • Zoo exhibits
  • Forest fire prevention
  • Ponds
  • Smokey Bear
  • Advertising
  • Bears
  • Advertising--Forest fire prevention

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

92-3559

Physical description

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

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