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[Elephants.]

Image ID: 822518

[Elephants.] (1852)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Elephants.]

Published Date

: 1852

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 23 x 13 cm. (8 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.)

Notes

: Printed on border: "Mammalia-Elephant." "The celebrated white elephant, which is the only one in the possession of the king of Ava, is of a cream color, and has no appearance of disease or debility. It was taken in 1806, when young, in the forest of Pegu, and is about twenty-seven years old. Both the court and people consider it peculiarly inauspicious to want a white elephant; hence the repute in which they are held, and the anxiety to obta ....
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Original Source

: From The naturalist's library : containing scientific and popular descriptions of man, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, reptiles and insects, according to the classifications of Stark. (New York : Kearny, 1852) Gould, Augustus A. (Augustus Addison) (1805-1866), Editor.

Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- elephant

Source Description

: 3 folders (93 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-Ele

Digital ID

: 822518

Record ID

: 723062

Digital Item Published

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

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