WCS and NYBG Libraries, Bronx Park Postcards

This digital collection brings together postcards held by the Wildlife Conservation Society Library (which houses the archives of the Bronx Zoo) and The New York Botanical Garden’s LuEsther T. Mertz Library. These 454 postcards, which range in date from 1905 to the 1980s, depict Bronx Park's natural beauty and highlight the buildings, landscapes, and inhabitants of the two iconic institutions located on this land.

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Entrance to Bronx Park, New York City
Back caption: Entrance to Bronx Park, New York City. Bronx Park lies on both sides of the Bronx River, between Williamsbridge and West Farms. It comprises a total area of 662 acres, 250 of which have been given to a botanical garden and 261 to a zoological park. Both institutions are corporations managed by trustees and occupying their sites by an arrangement with the city.
Entrance, Botanical Gardens, Bronx Park, New York City
Back caption: The entrance, Botanical Gardens, Bronx Park, New York City. Bronx Park lies on both sides of the Bronx River, between Williamsbridge and West Farms. It comprises a total area of 662 acres, 250 of which have been given to botanical garden and 261 to a zoological park. Both institutions are corporations managed by trustees and occupying their sites by an arrangement with the City. The Botanical Garden is open daily from 9 to 5, admission free.
Entrance, Botanical Gardens, Bronx Park, New York City
Back caption: The entrance, Botanical Gardens, Bronx Park, New York City. Bronx Park lies on both sides of the Bronx River, between Williamsbridge and West Farms. It comprises a total area of 662 acres, 250 of which have been given to botanical garden and 261 to a zoological park. Both institutions are corporations managed by trustees and occupying their sites by an arrangement with the City. The Botanical Garden is open daily from 9 to 5, admission free.
Flying Cage New York Zoological Park
The Sea Bird Aviary is located on the former site of the Flying Cage.
Flying Cage. New York Zoological Park
The Sea Bird Aviary is located on the former site of the Flying Cage.
Flying-Cage. New York Zoological Park
The Sea Bird Aviary is located on the former site of the Flying Cage.
Fountain of Life
Back caption: The Fountain of Life by C. Teft, situated in front of R.W. Gibson's Italianate Museum Building at The New York Botanical Garden.
Four little tigers
Back caption: New York Zoological Park (Bronx Zoo) / Four little tigers / And four little temperaments--all different! Sira, at the left, is always alert; Ginji is lazy; Wadi is the irascible one; Souja is just sweet. Arthur Sasse of International News Photos made this delightful picture in the Bronx Zoo.
Friendship by the ton
Back caption: New York Zoological Park (Bronx Zoo) / Friendship by the ton / Pinky, the big African Elephant, and Candy, the young Asiatic Elephant, are inseparable companions.
Giant anteater
Back caption: Giant anteater / South America / New York Zoological Park
Giant anteater
Front caption: Giant anteater. Native of South American jungles. Its long, curved claws tear open nests and decaying wood to get at ants. New York Zoological Park
Giant panda at lunch
Back caption: New York Zoological Park (Bronx Zoo) / Giant panda at lunch / Bamboo leaves and stems are the favorite food of the Giant Panda of western China.
Giant panda lunching on bamboo
Back caption: Giant panda lunching on bamboo / Western China / New York Zoological Park
Giant, medium, and small cascades
Back caption: Giant, medium, and small cascades are part of the fall display in The New York Botanical Garden's Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
Grant's zebra and foal
Back caption: New York Zoological Park (Bronx Zoo) / Grant's zebra and foal / The most vividly and heavily striped of the several kinds of Zebras is this one. Zebras come from the plains regions of Africa. Young are often born in the Zoo.
Grizzly bear cub's bath
Back caption: New York Zoological Park (Bronx Zoo) / Grizzly bear cub's first bath / Taking tub baths on hot days is a favorite occupation of our Grizzly Bear cub, a gift to the Bronx Zoo from the Yellowstone National Park.

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