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White Deer: Vintage Examples
This is a collection of vintage photographs of white deer. More well be added as I come across more for my photo collection. White deer are generally not fully albino but leucistic, carrying a gene that caused greatly reduced pigmentation. White deer used to be very rare and so became the subject of mythology and superstition. While inbreeding has now greatly increased the occurrence of white deer, they are still an attractive curiosity that many people are interested in seeing.
This hub is devoted to collecting reports of white deer from prior to 1950, mainly relating to captive deer inn zoos and wildlife parks..
A taxidermy example in an unusual outdoor pose. Location unknown. This picture would date from early last century, perhaps around 1910.
Franklin Park Zoo
Franklin Park Zoo has been home to white fallow deer. This photo dates from around 1925.
Greenfield's Deer Park
This photograph is annotated: Greenfield's Deer Park, Hastings Michigan. This may have been something of a tourist destination at one time, but no longer seems to exist.
This linen postcard to the right dates from around 1930 and shows a white doe and fawn. The location is not provided, but I am going to guess it is the same location as the card shown below: Rock City, Georgia.
The following pictures are from unknown places and time periods. Any information you might have about them would be appreciated.
To see some more modern examples of white deer, please visit this hub.