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Buffalo Behind Smithsonian Institution Building

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
United States National Museum Dept. of Living Animals
South Yard
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 3h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Animal, candid
Place:
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest, South Yard
Date:
c. 1886-1889
Topic:
American bison
Animals
Buffalo
Grounds
Standard number:
8008A or MAH8008A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
For another view, see Neg. # 9730
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
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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