Buffalo Behind Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: 8008A or MAH8008A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1880s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 19

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Summary

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.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Living Animals
  • South Yard
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For another view, see Neg. # 9730.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30A, 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. 1886-1889

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Animals
  • Grounds
  • American bison
  • Buffaloes
  • American bison
  • Animals
  • Buffalo
  • Grounds

Place

  • District of Columbia
  • Washington
  • South Yard
  • United States of America
  • Southwest

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

8008A or MAH8008A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 3h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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