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An orangutan enjoys the furniture in the Great Ape House at the Detroit Zoological Institute

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Title

An orangutan enjoys the furniture in the Great Ape House at the Detroit Zoological Institute

Subject

Fiberglass
Furniture.
Detroit Zoological Institute
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Stainless steel.

Description

Furniture for the great apes in the Holden Amphitheater and Great Ape House at the Detroit Zoological Institute.

Fredericks studied the orangutans, gibbons and chimpanzees at the zoo for months to determine their needs, selecting fiberglass and stainless steel for hygienic reasons and bright colors that the apes seemed to like.

Note: The building was replaced by a new primate center in the 1980s

Creator

Hartwick, Maurice C.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 9 Folder 5

Date

n.d.

Rights

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Relation

V-09-05

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

5308

Coverage

Royal Oak (Mich.)

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Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

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