Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

Lobo Wolves at Wolfe Park - A Wolf in a Pen [Postcard]

Description

This photograph depicts a tan-colored wolf standing in the dirt near a patch of grass at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. This is a postcard. The caption on the back of the card reads, "LOBO WOLVES at Wolfe Park, 6 miles east of Kane, Pa. on U.S. Rt. 6 in the "Seneca Highlands". Captured by the U.S. Biological Survey before the completion of their extermination about 1920, these are the only Lobo Wolves in the world. They once roamed the Rocky Mountains and plains killing buffalo and cattle. Color Photo by Richard C. Miller."

The number 72244 is printed on the back of the postcard in the bottom center. "Natural Color Card Published by Modern-Ad, Butler, Pa." is written along the center of the back of the postcard. Also printed on the back are a flying goose silhouette and a K within a diamond shape.

This photo was probably taken between 1949 (when Modern-Ad was established) and 1956 (the postmark date of another postcard seemingly in the same series).

Contributor

This item was generously contributed by Nancy Avolese.

Date

Probably between 1949 and 1956