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Polecat -- Putorius Foetidus.

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Polecat -- Putorius Foetidus.
Dalziel Brothers (Engraver)

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Weasel

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1883
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Wea
European polecat
Content: Printed on border: "When the polecat is wounded or annoyed in any way, this disgusting odour becomes almost unbearable, and has the property of adhering for a long time to any substance with which it may come in contact. The odour is produced by a secretion which is found in a small pouch near the tail. The stoat and the weasel are more than sufficiently tainted with this powerfully rank odour, but in the polecat it is insufferably fetid." Written on border: "Mustela putorius" Includes additional text.
Source note: New illustrated natural history. Routledge, 1883) Wood, J. G. (John George) (1827-1889), Author.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 23 x 14 cm. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 1731426
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17234234
Barcode: 33333159406434
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8625a780-c536-012f-efb9-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1883: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Polecat -- Putorius Foetidus." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1883. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d012-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Polecat -- Putorius Foetidus." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 28, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d012-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1883). Polecat -- Putorius Foetidus. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d012-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Polecat -- Putorius Foetidus.