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School Children Viewing the First Bison at the National Zoo, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1899, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image #2003-19498.

A peacock is in front of steps in the courtyard of the Freer Gallery of Art. Peacocks occupied the courtyard for many years. The National Zoo lent the peacocks to the Freer Gallery. The Annual Report for the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1923 notes that the peacocks were moved from the courtyard of Freer Gallery of Art to the National Zoological Park for the winter. C. 1930, SIA2007-0176, Smithsonian Institution Archives.

African American children in their Easter Monday best in front of the Lion House Addition at the National Zoo, Washington D.C., 1936. Smithsonian Institution Archives