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The penguins.

Image ID: 821256

The penguins. (c1854-1856)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The penguins.

Published Date

: c1854-1856

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 16 x 13 cm. (6 1/2 x 5 in.)


: Printed on border: "The bodies of the penguins are covered very thick and warm with a sort of feathers, and yet they are not true feathers. They are something half way between the scales and fins of a fish and the feathers of a bird. They are, however, very thick and close, and keep the bird quite warm, whether he is walking in the cold wind on the shore, or swimming in the water of the sea." Includes additional text. Foxing on image.

Original Source

: From Harper's story books : a series of narratives dialogues, biographies and tales, for the instruction and entertainment of the young. (New York : Harper & Brothers, c1854-1856) Abbott, Jacob (1803-1879), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Birds -- penguin

Source Description

: 1 folder (5 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 821256

Record ID

: 716324

Digital Item Published

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

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