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Author:
Curt Teich & Co  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Type:
Postcard
Linen
Place:
Africa
Date:
1934
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
#4A-H2183. "C.T. Photo-Colorit," Made Only By Curt Teich & Co., Inc., Chicago, USA. Curt Otto Teich (1877-1974), a German immigrant, founded Curt Teich & Co., which was a postcard printing company that operated from 1898 to 1978. The company specialized in view and advertising postcards, and was the largest volume printer of this type in the world from the 1920s to the 1940s. C.T. Photo-Colorit was a printing process used by Curt Teich & Co.
This postcard is located in Accession #13-204, which is part of Record Unit 95.
For another version of this postcard, see Negatives SIA2010-0488 and SIA2013-07231. For a grayscale version of this postcard, produced by the Albertype Co., see Negatives SIA2013-07795 and SIA2013-07796.
See Negative 24881 for a photograph of the exhibit case used to produce the postcard.
Summary:
Color postcard of the East African Atlas lions in the mammal hall of the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. The specimens came from the Theodore Roosevelt African Expedition (1909-1910) and were mounted by George B. Turner. The message side is blank, and the card has white edging.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 28
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Lions  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Predatory animals  Search this
Cats  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Postcard  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Atlas Lions  Search this
Animals  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-06657 (front) and SIA2013-06658 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13834