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A Scene In Greenland - Pot-Whale Stranded, And Ice-Foxes.

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Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Whale

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Wha
Topics
Whales
Foxes -- Greenland
Notes
Content : Printed on border: "The pot-whale differs from the ordinary whale inasmuch as it defends itself with much vigour against its assailants, and sometimes succeeds in dangerously damaging and occasionally sinking the boats containing its pursuers. This is not astonishing when we consider that these whales measure from 25 to 35 yards in length, and some 13 to 14 yards around the body. The above illustration shows one of these pot-whales stranded by a storm. Very soon ice-foxes assemble in great numbers and fight for the most delicate portions of the body, until whole monster is totally devoured. These foxes have the peculiarity of being quite brown in summer, whilst they turn grey or white in winter."

Source identifier: PCM (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 18 x 25 cm. (7 1/4 x 9 3/4 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1731431
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17679369
Barcode : 33333159402367
UUID: 95f6b800-c536-012f-a341-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1893: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "A Scene In Greenland - Pot-Whale Stranded, And Ice-Foxes." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d030-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "A Scene In Greenland - Pot-Whale Stranded, And Ice-Foxes." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 3, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d030-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1893). A Scene In Greenland - Pot-Whale Stranded, And Ice-Foxes. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d030-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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A Scene In Greenland - Pot-Whale Stranded, And Ice-Foxes.