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Companionship in the prairie.

Image ID: 823406

Companionship in the prairie. (1894)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Companionship in the prairie.


: Specht, Friedrich, 1839-1909 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1894

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 25 x 18 cm. (9 3/4 x 7 in.)


: Printed on border: "A curious sight may be observed by travellers in the prairies of North America, namely agglomerations of miniature hills which are the dwelling-places of the prairie dogs. But prairie dogs do not like to feel lonely, and, as is shown above by a clever artist, the prairie owl and the rattlesnake are their harmless companions. It might have been supposed that the owl and rattlesnake, who live, to a certain extent, on vermin, would be deadly enemies of the feeble prairie dog, but here are facts which remove all doubts. ... Washington Irving, who travelled in the prairies in 1832, asserts that he has been an eye-witness of scenes such as are depicted above." Includes additional text.

Original Source

: From The picture magazine. George Newnes Ltd., 1893-1896) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- prairie dog

Source Description

: 1 folder (8 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-Pra

Digital ID

: 823406

Record ID

: 710061

Digital Item Published

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

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