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The ship of the desert.

Image ID: 822218

The ship of the desert. (1857)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The ship of the desert.

Published Date

: 1857

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 19 x 13 cm. (7 1/2 x 5 in.)


: Written on border: "Oct. 1857" Printed on border: "In March, 1853, Congress appropriated thirty thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of the War Department, 'in the importation of camels and dromedaries, to be employed for military purposes;' and also to test their adaptation to the climate and country of Texas and our southwestern frontier, as beasts of burden or of rapid passage, for the expeditious transmission of intellige ....
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Original Source

: From Harper's magazine. (New York : Harper Brothers, 1850-) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- camel

Source Description

: 1 folder (31 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-Cam

Digital ID

: 822218

Record ID

: 722724

Digital Item Published

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

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