Easter Monday at the National Zoo

ID: 16833 or MAH-16833

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1900s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 19

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Summary

Annual Easter Egg Roll on Easter Monday at the National Zoological Park. At the top of the hill is the original 1891 Animal House (Lion House) designed by William R. Emerson. By the turn of the century the National Zoological Park had become a popular spot to spend Easter Monday. Crowds spent the day seeing the animals, picnicking, and enjoying the Annual Easter Egg Roll on Lion and Tiger Hill, shown here. (The zoo officials called Easter Tuesday "The Cleanup Day.")

Subject

  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Easter Monday at the National Zoological Park (Event)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Animal House
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Lion and Tiger Hill
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 19

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1900s

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Easter
  • Zoos
  • Lion House
  • Egg rolling
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Grounds
  • Easter eggs
  • Museums
  • Zoo visitors
  • Easter Egg Roll
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Lion House
  • African Americans
  • Museum visitors

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

16833 or MAH-16833

Physical description

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

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