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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Young orang-utan
Back caption: New York Zoological Park (Bronx Zoo) / Young orang-utan / "Andy," a young Orang-utan, came to the Bronx Zoo from Borneo. His "deadpan" antics make him a favorite of visitors to the Zoological Park's Great Apes House.


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