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Remarkable Case of Protective Colouring, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/3209

Scope and Contents

Cartoon illustration of a zookeeper surprised at the stars and stripes colouring of a zebra in its pen during World War I. The text beneath the image reads: 'Remarkable case of protective colouring. Owing, it is believed, to the fears of a German invasion, a zebra at the zoo assumes a neutral aspect.'


  • 1870s-1930s

Language of Materials


Physical Description

1 slide 82mm by 82mm

Conditions Governing Access



From the Fonds: 50 boxes, 3,465 slides

Physical Description

1 slide 82mm by 82mm


82mm by 82mm

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Kristy Davis as part of Towards Dolly Project, 2012-2013

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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