1974 Wire Photo barn owls birds in their cage at the National Zoo Washington DC

Price: $ 8

Product Details

Date of Creation :

1970-1979

What the Seller Says

1974 Wire Photo by ASSOCIATED PRESS "Alex" and Athena", a pair of barn owls posing in their cage at the National Zoo in Washington D.C., have been drafted by the Smithsonian Institution to occupy the deserted tower atop the Smithsonian's Five-Story Original Building. In the mid-1950's owls lived in the tower but were removed because they were untidy. This pair will be moved from the zoo to the tower where they will be fed a diet of mice and rats until early summer when they will be expected to forage for such creatures themselves. The National Zoological Park, commonly known as the National Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. It is part of the Smithsonian Institution and does not charge for admission. The barn owl is the most widely distributed species of owl and one of the most widespread of all birds. Photo measures approximately 6.75 X 8.25 inches. Part number: AAA12573 THERE ARE A FEW MINOR CREASE MARKINGS. ALL items are more than likely going to have condition wear (small creases, corner wear, etc...) due to age and touching. These photos were meant to be handled and were by the newspapers and other media outlets before we purchased them. 

 THERE ARE SMALL SMUDGES THAT SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE REMOVED. SOMETIMES THE MARKINGS ON THE BACK CAN BE SEEN THROUGH ON THE FRONT. IT JUST DEPENDS ON THE THICKNESS OF THE PHOTO. 

 

 EVERYTHING SHOWN ON FRONT/BACK OF THE ITEM IN THE LISTING IS INCLUDED. 

 Please take a look at the front/back photos. THIS IS AN ACTUAL PHOTO NOT SCANS!! 

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