The elephants at Franklin Park, Boston, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Small: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park: Postcards

GUSN

GUSN-195342

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

zoos (built complexes)
elephant houses
parks (recreation areas)
elephant (animal)
picture postcards
photomechanical prints
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000459
AccessID 684
Other identifier HNEDID-000459

Physical Description

1 postcard

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.070

Date Notes

1914-1915

Places

Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

United Art Co. (publisher)

Material Type

picture postcards
photomechanical prints
photographs

Subjects

Asiatic elephants -- feeding and feeds
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)
Mollie (elephant)
Waddy (elephant)
zoo keepers
Franklin Park Zoo (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Small: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park: Postcards