New York City New Deal...

Prospect Park Zoo

Although there was some form of menagerie in Brooklyn's Prospect Park since 1890, the Prospect Park Zoo that we know today was a New Deal creation, built in 1934-35 by CWA and WPA funding and labor. The zoo grounds and building exteriors were designed by Aymar Embury II[1]. This gallery is focussed on the New Deal creation of the park and contains only archive material[2].
  1. Prospect Park Zoo, Wikipedia.
  2. Public Design Commissioner's Archive, Public Design Commission of the City of New York, housed at Flickr, accessed 18 November 2019. The Prospect Park material is on Page 2.
  3. Jesse C. Donahue and Erik K. Trump, American Zoos During the Depression, McFarland & Company (2010).
  4. About Our Park, Prospect Park Zoo website.
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Prospect Park Zoo New Deal Art (working models)

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Created by Photogallery 2.37 November 22, 2019