Opening of Children's Zoo

Made:
1939-05-22 in United Kingdom
photographer:
Edward George Malindine

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Opening of Children's Zoo A photograph of a crowd of people at the opening of the Children's Zoo at London Zoo
NMPFT/Syndication International
Science Museum Group Collection

A photograph of a crowd of people at the opening of the Children's Zoo at London Zoo, taken by Edward Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 22 May 1939.

A photograph of a crowd of people at the opening of the Children's Zoo at London Zoo, taken in May 1939 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.

The popular comics Elsie (1895-1990) and Doris Walters (1904-1978) are seated amongst an excited crowd of children. Each woman holds both a child and a lion cub on her lap - under the watchful eye of a zoo keeper. Meanwhile, in the background on the left, a small boy pulls a face for the camera. London Zoo was founded for the scientific study of animals in 1829, opening to the public in 1847.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/H01050
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Cite this page

Rights

We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.


Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero


Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data

Download

Download catalogue entry as json

View manifest in IIIF viewer

Add to Animal Crossing Art Generator

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.