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Elephant Tricks.

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Elephant Tricks.
Gilbert, Camille (Artist)
Tilly, E. A. (Engraver)

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Trained

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Tra
Trained animals
Content: Printed on border: "Here are some tricks to which the bulky but intelligent elephant has been trained. No. 1 is shamming death; Nos. 2, 3, 4 are busy with creditable feats of equilibrium. No. 5 goes through one of the most difficult performances attempted, namely, to walk on a rolling cylinder. No. 6 plays on a barrel organ, to the tune of which No. 7 dances on a tub. The two Nos. 8 indulge in a quiet see-saw, whilst the two Nos. 9 are busy replenishing the 'inner elephant.' No. 10 is no lover of the bottle, for he walks on ten of these placed in a row, a somewhat fragile pathway for an elephant."
Source identifier: PCM (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 20 x 17 cm. (7 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 1731423
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17679360
Barcode: 33333159402235
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6e61f2c0-c536-012f-4183-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Elephant Tricks." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cfd5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Elephant Tricks." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 29, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cfd5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1894). Elephant Tricks. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cfd5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Elephant Tricks.