Elephants Never Forget: The Elephant of the Pagoda

Illustration of elephant
Above: Illustration from the 1840s, showing an elephant in the Cirque National, Paris. Submitted by Jan Pimblett of London Metropolitan Archives.

THE BIG DRAW. The Campaign for DrawingThis October the Archives Hub is taking part in The Big Draw. We want you to make drawings inspired by archives – or by elephants! – scan them or photograph them, and then email the digital versions to us. We’ll give an Archives Hub notepad and propelling pencil to everyone who sends us a drawing, and the first name out of the pith helmet will receive some paper made from elephant pooh! If you send us your postal address, we won’t use it for anything else.