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.
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- The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
- National Science and Media Museum
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