Fairfield Osborn

Fairfield Osborn appears in the following:

Opening Day Ceremonies at the New York Aquarium at Coney Island

Wednesday, June 05, 1957

Fairfield Osborn, president of the New York Zoological Society, calls upon Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Brooklyn Borough President John Cashmore, and Commissioner of Parks Robert Moses to speak at the opening the New York Aquarium at Coney Island to the public. The program concludes with a ribbon cutting by a ...


Robert Moses speaks at the New York Zoological Society Annual Meeting

Friday, January 18, 1957

New York’s ‘master builder’ calls for the construction of a new aquarium at Coney Island, demonstrates his command of language and relates a somewhat grim outlook on the future.


New York Aquarium Cornerstone Laying Ceremonies

Sunday, October 24, 1954

At the cornerstone laying ceremonies for the New York Aquarium at Coney Island, city officials and scientists praise the long awaited project, in planning since the closure of the aquarium at Castle Garden in Battery Park.

Robert Moses, Commissioner of Parks, is the first to speak. He ...


Zoo ground breaking

Monday, July 25, 1949

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Groundbreaking for a 12 acre conservation exhibit. Speakers include Henry Fairfield Osborn, Jr. president of the New York Zoological Society.

Bronx Zoological Park.
Acre Conservatory exhibit; ground ...