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Buffalo Behind Smithsonian Institution Building

Buffalo Behind Smithsonian Institution Building
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
c. 1886-1889
For another view, see Neg. # 9730.
Two buffalo are in a paddock in the South Yard behind the Smithsonian Institution Building. They were acquired in 1886 by the United States National Museum's Department of Living Animals, which eventually became the National Zoological Park. This photograph, taken sometime between 1886 and 1889, predates the founding of the NZP which was established by Act of Congress in 1889.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 19
No restrictions
American bison, Animals, Buffalo, Grounds
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.), United States National Museum Dept. of Living Animals, South Yard, National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest, South Yard
Photographic print, Animal, candid
Local Number:
8008A or MAH8008A
Physical Description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 3h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!9175~!0#focus
Buffalo Behind Smithsonian Institution Building
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