Caricature of P T Barnum and Jumbo the elephant
Caricature of Phineas Taylor (PT) Barnum (1810-1891), American showman and businessman, and Jumbo the African elephant which he bought for his circus from London Zoo in 1882. The sale caused public outrage in Britain. "If you take Jumbo, Mr Barnum, and he should revenge himself, don't expect any sympathy from the English people."
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CAMEL RIDE IN ZOO
Three children ride a camel in the Regents Park Zoo : today wed need them to be strapped on, with safety helmets, after signing a form of indemnity in case of accident... Date: 1926
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Killing an Elephant for food, Paris; Franco-Prussian War, 18
Illustration showing the killing of an elephant, in the Jardin des Plantes, for food during the Siege of Paris in the winter of 1870-1. During the Siege of Paris many zoo animals and domestic animals were killed for food by the desperate Parisians and French army. The four month siege ended with French capitulation to the Prussians on January 28th 1871.
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