Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
United States National Museum Dept. of Living Animals
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 3h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest, South Yard
8008A or MAH8008A
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
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.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 19