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This is a series of postcards featuring C. T. Howard’s paintings of London Zoo and published by J. Salmon, of Sevenoaks, Kent.

These cards fall naturally into eight sets. Some sets, in particular sets 2 and 6, were re-issued numerous times, over many years, in a bewildering variety of different formats (indicated by roman numerals in brackets). Sometimes captions are on the reverse, sometimes the front, sometimes both, sometimes the caption is replaced by a patriotic comment from the Prime Minister or King George VI.

Each picture is identified by a serial number on the reverse of the card. Fortunately, each picture retained the same number every time it was re-used, which makes identification easier. All known variations are listed.

SET NAME: London Zoo Views
PUBLISHER: Salmon
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Colour
DATE: Unknown
NOTES:
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
3005 (i) Front: ELEPHANTS ETC; ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
Reverse: No caption
3005 (ii) Front: No caption
Reverse: ELEPHANTS AT THE ZOO
3005 (iii) Front: ELEPHANTS ETC ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
Reverse: ELEPHANTS ETC; AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS LONDON
3005 (iv) Front: ELEPHANTS ETC ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
Reverse: ELEPHANTS, ETC., ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3005 (v) Front: ELEPHANTS AT THE ZOO
Reverse: No caption
3006 (i) Front: FLAMINGOES ETC; ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
Reverse: FLAMINGOES, BLACK-NECKED SWAN AND MANDARIN DUCK IN THREE ISLAND POND. ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS LONDON
3006 (ii) Front: FLAMINGOES, BLACK-NECKED SWAN & MANDARIN DUCK
Reverse: FLAMINGOES, BLACK-NECKED SWAN AND MANDARIN DUCK IN THREE ISLAND POND. ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS LONDON



SET NAME: London Zoo Mammals - A
PUBLISHER: Salmon
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Colour
DATE: Unknown
NOTES:
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
3050 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: CAMEL ETC AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3050 (ii) Front: No caption
Reverse: CAMEL ETC AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3051 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: LIONS AND TIGERS IN THE LION HOUSE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3051 (ii) Front: LIONS & TIGERS
Reverse: LIONS AND TIGERS IN THE LION HOUSE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3051 (iii) Front: LIONS AT THE ZOO
Reverse: "...Help to make the world a better place And life a worthier thing" His Majesty King George VI
3051 (iv) Front: LIONS AT THE ZOO
Reverse: No caption
3051 (v) Front: No caption
Reverse: LIONS AT THE ZOO
3052 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: RHINOCEROS, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3052 (ii) Front: No caption
Reverse: RHINOCEROS AT THE ZOO
3053 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: BROWN BEARS ON THE MAPPIN TERRACE, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3053 (ii) Front: BROWN BEARS
Reverse: BROWN BEARS ON THE MAPPIN TERRACE, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3053 (iii) Front: No caption
Reverse: BEARS AT THE ZOO
3054 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: POLAR BEAR ON THE MAPPIN TERRACE, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3054 (ii) Front: POLAR BEARS AT THE ZOO
Reverse: "...Help to make the world a better place and life a worthier thing" His Majesty King George VI
3054 (iii) Front: No caption
Reverse: POLAR BEARS AT THE ZOO
3054 (iv) Front: POLAR BEARS AT THE ZOO
Reverse: No caption
3054 (v) Front: POLAR BEARS AT THE ZOO
Reverse: "We shall continue steadfast in faith and duty till our task is done" The Prime Minister



SET NAME: London Zoo Birds
PUBLISHER: Salmon
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Colour
DATE: Unknown
NOTES:
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
3066 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: PENGUINS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
3066 (ii) Front: No caption
Reverse: PENGUINS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3067 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: OSTRICHES AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3067 (ii) Front: No caption
Reverse: OSTRICHES AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3067 (iii) Front: OSTRICHES
Reverse: OSTRICHES AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
3068 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: PELICANS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3068 (ii) Front: PELICANS
Reverse: PELICANS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS LONDON
3069 Front: FLAMINGOES etc, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
Reverse: No caption
3070 Front: No caption
Reverse: PARROTS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3071 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: VULTURES AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3071 (ii) Front: No caption
Reverse: VULTURES AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS



SET NAME: London Zoo Aquarium
PUBLISHER: Salmon
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Colour
DATE: Unknown
NOTES:
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
3084 Front: No caption
Reverse: CICHLIDS; AQUARIUM, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3085 Front: No caption
Reverse: SEA-HORSES; AQUARIUM, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3086 Front: No caption
Reverse: ANGEL FISH; AQUARIUM, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3087 Front: No caption
Reverse: GOLDFISH – WING TAIL, VEIL TALE, FAN TAIL CORNET AND NYMPH; AQUARIUM, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3088 Front: No caption
Reverse: BASS, GREY MULLET, DOG FISH, SPOTTED RAY, SPIDER CRAB ETC; AQUARIUM, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3089 Front: No caption
Reverse: PERCH; AQUARIUM, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON



SET NAME: London Zoo Reptile House
PUBLISHER: Salmon
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Colour
DATE: Unknown
NOTES:
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
3090 Front: No caption
Reverse: THE TERRAPIN POND AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3091 Front: No caption
Reverse: LESEURS (WATER LIZARDS) AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3092 Front: No caption
Reverse: INDIAN PYTHONS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3093 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: No caption
3093 (ii) Front: No caption
Reverse: 1. WALL LIZARD 2. OCELLATED LIZARD 3. GREEN LIZARD 4. CHAMELEON AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3094 Front: No caption
Reverse: 1. TEGUEXIN 2. MONITORS 3. CLOUDED IGUANA AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3095 Front: No caption
Reverse: CROCODILE AND ALLIGATORS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON



SET NAME: London Zoo Mammals - B
PUBLISHER: Salmon
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Colour
DATE: Unknown
NOTES:
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
3160 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: MONKEYS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
3160 (ii) Front: MONKEYS AT THE ZOO
Reverse: "...Help to make the world a better place and life a worthier thing" His Majesty King George VI
3160 (iii) Front: MONKEYS AT THE ZOO
Reverse: "Let us all strive without failing in faith or duty" - The Prime Minister
3160 (iv) Front: No caption
Reverse: MONKEY HOUSE, AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3161 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: ZEBRA’S AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
3161 (ii) Front: No caption
Reverse: ZEBRAS AT THE ZOO
3161 (iii) Front: As above but a linen card
Reverse: ZEBRAS AT THE ZOO
3161 (iv) Front: ZEBRAS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
Reverse: No caption
3161 (v) Front: No caption
Reverse: ZEBRAS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3162 Front: No caption
Reverse: LEOPARDS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3163 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: SEA-LIONS (FEEDING TIME) AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
3163 (ii) Front: SEA-LIONS AT THE ZOO
Reverse: "...Help to make the world a better place and life a worthier thing" His Majesty King George VI
3163 (iii) Front: SEA-LIONS AT THE ZOO
Reverse: "We have to gain the Victory. That is our task" - The Prime Minister
3163 (iv) Front: No caption
Reverse: SEA-LIONS AT THE ZOO
3163 (v) Front: No caption
Reverse: SEA-LIONS (FEEDING TIME) AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3164 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: GIRAFFES AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON
3164 (ii) Front: GIRAFFES AT THE ZOO
Reverse: "...Help to make the world a better place and life a worthier thing" His Majesty King George VI
3164 (iii) Front: GIRAFFES AT THE ZOO
Reverse: No caption
3164 (iv) Front: No caption
Reverse: GIRAFFES AT THE ZOO
3164 (v) Front: No caption
Reverse: GIRAFFES AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
3165 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: CAMELS, ETC ON THE BROADWALK AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS LONDON
3165 (ii) Front: RIDES AT THE ZOO
Reverse: "This is a time for everyone to stand together and hold firm!" - The Prime Minister
3165 (iii) Front: No caption
Reverse: No caption
3165 (iv) Front: RIDES AT THE ZOO
Reverse: "...Help to make the world a better place and life a worthier thing" His Majesty King George VI



SET NAME: London Zoo Aviaries
PUBLISHER: Salmon
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Colour
DATE: Unknown
NOTES:
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
3298 Front: No caption
Reverse: IN THE DIVING BIRDS HOUSE
3299 Front: No caption
Reverse: THE GREAT AVIARY
3300 Front: No caption
Reverse: THE CANAL BANK AVIARY
3301 Front: No caption
Reverse: THE PHEASANTRY
3302 Front: No caption
Reverse: THE EASTERN AVIARY
3303 Front: No caption
Reverse: THE SOUTHERN AVIARY



SET NAME: Feeding Time at the Zoo
PUBLISHER: Salmon
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Colour
DATE: Unknown
NOTES:
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
3736 Front: No caption
Reverse: Any time is feeding time for the babies
Young Asian elephant and three goats
3737 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: THE CHIMPS TEA PARTY, AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS LONDON
3737 (ii) Front: No caption
Reverse: THE "CHIMP'S" TEA PARTY
3738 Front: No caption
Reverse: FEEDING TIME AT THE ZOO - The Polar Bears earn their dinners
3739 (i) Front: No caption
Reverse: EXERCISE FOR THE SEA-LIONS, AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS LONDON
3739 (ii) Front: No caption
Reverse: EXERCISE FOR THE SEA-LIONS.
3740 Front: No caption
Reverse: FEEDING TIME AT THE ZOO - MR. & MRS. LEO VERY BUSY
3741 Front: No caption
Reverse: The flamingos meal is served in a bucket, and is the cause of heated wordy arguments from the rancorous voiced diners.
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