Deer on the Mall

Title

Deer on the Mall

Description

This photograph was taken around 1890, when the Mall was landscaped according to a design by Andrew Jackson Downing. Rather than the wide open lawn edged with trees we see today, this section of the Mall was covered in small evergreens with a winding path. This deer may have been wild, enjoying a forested spot in the city, or part of the Smithsonian's Department of Living Animals.

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archives. View original.

Date

1890

Coverage

Original Format

Photographic print

Description

This photograph was taken around 1890, when the Mall was landscaped according to a design by Andrew Jackson Downing. Rather than the wide open lawn edged with trees we see today, this section of the Mall was covered in small evergreens with a winding path. This deer may have been wild, enjoying a forested spot in the city, or part of the Smithsonian's Department of Living Animals.

Date

1890

Coverage

1890-1919

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archives. View original.