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The elephants at Franklin Park, Boston, Mass.

PC001.03.01.TMP.070 (RS459)

Description

A picture postcard shows a zoo keeper feeding the two Asiatic elephants, Mollie and Waddy, in the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. Another zoo keeper observes the feeding taking place in the yard of the Elephant House, which opened on January 5, 1915. These two elephants and a third, named Tony, retired as a vaudeville act and came to the zoo in May 1914.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1914-1915
Physical Description
1 postcard
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000459
AccessID: 684
Other identifier: HNEDID-000459
GUSN
195342
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.TMP.070

Record details

Originator
United Art Co. (publisher)
Descriptive Terms
elephant (animal)
elephant houses
parks (recreation areas)
zoos (built complexes)
Material Type
photographs
photomechanical prints
picture postcards
Subjects
Asiatic elephants -- feeding and feeds
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park Zoo (Boston, Mass.)
Mollie (elephant)
Waddy (elephant)
zoo keepers
Places
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Geo.: Small: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park: Postcards

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