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Polecat ; Ferret.

Image ID: 823780

Polecat ; Ferret. (1869)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Polecat ; Ferret.

Published Date

: 1869

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm. (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.)


: Printed on border: "The ferret, Viverra furo...This species, whose whiteness and red eyes may, perhaps, be the result of a long period of domestication, cannot bear cold, and should be kept warm to insure its healthy condition. It is said to breed twice a year in a state of domestication, unless it devours its offspring, which it sometimes does, and then it has three litters. The gestation of the female continues six weeks, and she then produces generally six or seven young -- sometimes even nine. These are blind for a month, and at the end of two more are considered fit for service." Includes additional text.

Original Source

: From Johnson's natural history. (New York : A. J. Johnson, 1869) Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold) (1793-1860), Author. Winchell, Alexander (1824-1891), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- weasel

Source Description

: 1 folder (35 pictures


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-Wea

Digital ID

: 823780

Record ID

: 691550

Digital Item Published

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

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