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Unshipping Elephants At Calcutta.

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Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Transportation

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1858
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Tran
Hoisting machinery
Elephants -- India
Animals -- Transportation
Shipping -- India
Content : Printed on border: "Debarkation of elephants at Calcutta." "Strange to say, there is no wharf at this dockyard alongside of which the vessels could be brought, so that they had to be moored about fifty yards from the shore. They were, however, brought near a jetty, at the extremity of which is a large crane, and by means of this crane, and the tackle on board ship, all the elephants were safely landed." "This plan gave too much liberty to the elephants after reaching terra firma; for, as some of them chose to indulge in a roll and bath in the shallow water after their voyage, time was lost before the drivers could manage to lead them away." Written on border: "Feb. 20, 1858" Includes additional text.

Source identifier: ILN (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 21 x 25 cm. (8 1/4 x 10 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1731425
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17679363
Barcode : 33333159402300
UUID: 76a11c50-c536-012f-f202-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1858: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Unshipping Elephants At Calcutta." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1858. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cfe8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Unshipping Elephants At Calcutta." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 22, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cfe8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1858). Unshipping Elephants At Calcutta. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cfe8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Unshipping Elephants At Calcutta.