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A walrus family ; Fight between a walrus and a polar bear.

Image ID: 823758

A walrus family ; Fight between a walrus and a polar bear. (1876)

Image Details

Image Title

:  A walrus family ; Fight between a walrus and a polar bear.

Additional Name(s)

: Riou, Edouard, 1833-1900 -- Artist
Gauchard, Félix Jean -- Engraver

Published Date

: 1876

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 23 x 18 cm. (9 x 7 1/4 in.)


: Printed on border: "They defend themselves against their enemies, of which the polar bear is chief, with their formidable tusks; and these they also use in their fierce combats with one another. They fight with great determination and ferocity, using their tusks much in the same manner as game-cocks use their beaks." Includes additional text. Illegible artist's name in lower left corner of top image.

Original Source

: From The arctic world : its plants, animals, and natural phenomena : with a historical sketch of Arctic discovery. T. Nelson and Sons 1876) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- walrus

Source Description

: 1 folder (17 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-Wal

Digital ID

: 823758

Record ID

: 691512

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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