• Creator
  • Staff PhotographerSeattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Created Date
  • 1954
  • Description
  • Anacortes native Bill Lowman brought an infant lowland gorilla home to his parents in 1951. Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lowman raised the gorilla, which they named Bobo, as part of the family. Two years later, when Bobo grew too big to stay in the Lowman's home, he moved to Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo. Until his death in 1968, Bobo was one of the city's best-known residents, delighting a generation of children and adults.This July 1954 photo shows Raym... more
    Anacortes native Bill Lowman brought an infant lowland gorilla home to his parents in 1951. Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lowman raised the gorilla, which they named Bobo, as part of the family. Two years later, when Bobo grew too big to stay in the Lowman's home, he moved to Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo. Until his death in 1968, Bobo was one of the city's best-known residents, delighting a generation of children and adults.This July 1954 photo shows Raymond and Jean Lowman serving birthday cake to Bobo the gorilla at the Woodland Park Zoo. Each year, the zoo invited children and television personalities to celebrate Bobo's birthday. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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