Jul 30, 2013

Hippopotamus, NYC

Hippopotamus, NYC


Ilse Bing

(American, 1899–1998)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 21.3 x 28.3 cm (8 3/8 x 11 1/8 in.); Mounted: 25.3 x 30.1 cm (9 15/16 x 11 7/8 in.); Paper: 21.3 x 28.3 cm (8 3/8 x 11 1/8 in.); Matted: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

Gift of George Stephanopoulos 2012.391



Ilse Bing delighted in walking through and photographing in Central Park. Its zoo, which was modernized in 1934, was a source of civic pride and enjoyment. Rose, its much-beloved hippopotamus, was brought there in 1930. In this portrait, she is 12 years old.


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