Hornaday with Baby Bison at Smithsonian

ID: 74-12338 or 79-13252 or SA-815

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1886

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 13, Folder: 39

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William Temple Hornaday, Chief Taxidermist of the United States National Museum from 1882, Curator of the Department of Living Animals, and the first Superintendent of the National Zoological Park, with a baby bison known as Sandy, probably on the grounds adjoining the Smithsonian Castle. This is probably the bison calf that Hornaday brought back from his 1886 summer field trip to Montana. The calf lived only a short time.


  • Hornaday, William Temple 1854-1937
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Living Animals


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


79-13252 size is 10h x 8 w and is a reverse image

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 13, Folder: 39

Contact information

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



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  • Animals
  • Zoos
  • American bison
  • Taxidermists
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Buffaloes
  • Buffalo
  • Zoos--Employees
  • Museum curators


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

74-12338 or 79-13252 or SA-815

Physical description

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

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