Thursday, December 15, 2011

Elephant Rides--Unknown Zoo 1913

If we go by the postmark this photo was taken at a Canadian zoo. Or it was a photo "filched" from another zoo, a common practice at the time. Does anyone have any idea what zoo it could be. Not many used Africans for rides. The 14 year old child who sent this postcard seems rather cheeky. Note 'our teacher could not teach us, so went home.' :)


Anonymous said...

This photo is from London zoo, the African is "Jingo.

The book "London Zoo from old photographs" features this elephant, has the same face, ear pattern and howdah to positively identify him.

Wade G. Burck said...

Thank you. I thought London given it was an African, but wanted to confirm.