Every week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers with a visual prompt. This week concludes a alphabetic prompt series with Z and a zoom lens.
I decided to time travel to 19th century zoos.
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, photographer. School children looking at bison at zoo, Washington, D.C. Washington D.C, 1899. [?] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2001703667/.
I remember the cement cages in old zoos. Here at least the animals are outside.
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, photographer. Washington, D.C. public schools – 6th Division class at zoo watching reindeer. Washington D.C, 1899. [?] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2001697365/.
Danhauser, Josef, Artist. Verlegenheiten. No. 7, Mein Hut! Mein Hut! so nehmen sie ihn doch Arrachez lui donc mon chapeau, je vous en prie / / Danhauser ; lith. Inst. in Wien. , 1824. [Vienna: Publisher not given] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2012649936/.
Strohmeyer & Wyman, Publisher. Hippopotamus – Central Park, New York, U.S.A. Central Park New York, 1895. New York, N.Y.: Strohmeyer & Wyman, Publishers. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017649090/.
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