Alan Katz is the Library Technician at the Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives' largest and most subject-diverse library branch. He serves in a variety of capacities, including answering questions from the public for our Ask A Librarian service, selecting and describing items for our Adopt-A-Book program, and maintaining a variety of collection materials. In his spare time, he is a producer, director, and performer for The Arcanists, Inc. and Shakespeare in the Pub.
An article from Forest and Stream in 1894 included chilling photos of slain buffalo in Yellowstone Park. It helped pass an act outlining punishment for poaching on public lands. But the photos were fakes.