"Buffalo Herd near Fort Yellowstone,” 1904-1905

Summary

Bison almost became extinct from sport hunting and poaching, but a remarkable effort was made to preserve them at Yellowstone National Park during the early 1900s. The few bison that remained were rounded up into this corral for park officials to watch over and tourists to view. The greatly expanded bison herd was returned to the wild in the 1930s.

Bison almost became extinct from sport hunting and poaching, but a remarkable effort was made to preserve them at Yellowstone National Park during the early 1900s. The few bison that remained were rounded up into this corral for park officials to watch over and tourists to view. The greatly expanded bison herd was returned to the wild in the 1930s.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1904-1905

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

37.102.193

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Phostint

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

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