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- Tags: animals
Short article detailing the weekly programme of The Casino. Most interesting is the mention of an attraction entitled Dalmeres Table Circus, which is said to feature performingcats, dogs, doves and monkeys. Also mentioned is the screening of a film…
Tags: animals, casino, Dalmeres Table Circus, dark comedy, The Suicide
Training Alligators at the Zoo.
Photograph of a zookeeper holding a small alligator. The text which accompanies the photograph asserts that the alligator is one of nine which the zookeeper has been able to train over a period of three months.
Tags: Alligators, animals, Ellerby, Graham, zookeeper, zoological gardens
Under the Hammer - The Last of Glasgows Zoo.
Article from the The Evening Times describing the events which took place at the auction of the animals comprising the Scottish Zoo. According to the author, the excitable atmosphere of the occasion seemed to register with the animals as well as the…
Tags: animals, Bostock, The Scottish Zoo, zoo auction
Passing of the Zoo.
Short article alerting readers as to the last day they will be able to visit The Scottish Zoo before it closes. The article describes how, much to the dismay of Glasgows citizens, the Town Council ultimately refused to purchase the animals for a…
Little Girl and Lion Cubs.
Photograph of a young girl in a garden sitting next to two lion cubs. The photograph is accompanied by some text which states that the cubs pictured are part of The Scottish Zoos collection of animals being auctioned on the 27th April, 1909.
The Scottish Zoo. Admission to Sale.
Ticket admitting the owner entry to the auction of the animals comprising The Scottish Zoo. The ticket states that a refund of the ticket price (2/6) will be given to those who purchase animals, perhaps an incentive designed to encourage bidding.
Tags: animals, auction, sale, The Scottish Zoo, ticket
Last page of the list of animals available for purchase at The Scottish Zoo auction. As with the other pages of the catalogue there is a significant amount of scrawled handwriting which seems to pertain to the certain animals the writer wishes to…
Tags: alligator, animals, auction catalogue, lion, python, rat, The Scottish Zoo
Continuation of the list of animals available for purchase at The Scottish Zoo auction. Particularly notable is the mention of the Australian Gin Gin Bird, who, according to the catalogues author is one of the finest whistlers ever heard. This…
Continuation of the list of animals available for purchase at The Scottish Zoo auction. Particularly notable is the mention of a female Chimpanzee who carries the following lofty description: One of the best animals ever seen in this country. Very…
Continuation of the list of animals available for purchase at The Scottish Zoo auction. The diverse variety of animals on sale and the descriptions which accompany them are indicative of not only the ambitious nature of the zoo when it was in…
Tags: animals, auction catalogue, boxing, kangaroo, The Scottish Zoo
Conditions of Sale/Catalogue.
The first page of the catalogue describes the conditions of sale for bidders purchasing animals in The Scottish Zoo auction. The conditions of sale are specific and require bidders to (among other things) agree to uplift the animals they buy by 5pm…
Catalogue of the Important Sale By Auction of All the Live Stock Forming The Scottish Zoo.
Two cover pages of auction catalogues (one blue, one orange) detailing the animals being sold at auction from The Scottish Zoo on New City Road, Glasgow. The catalogue cover states that the collection animals will be displayed during the auction,…