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The Dugong.

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The Dugong.
Specht, Friedrich (1839-1909) (Artist)

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- D-F

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-(D-F)
Content : Illegible artist monogram at lower left of image. Printed on border: "1/30 nat. size." "Except that it is a marine animal, never ascending rivers, and feeding chiefly upon seaweed, the dugong appears to be very similar in its general mode of life to the manati." "Dugong-fishing is practised as a regular industry on the Australian coast; the clear, limpid oil obtained from these animals bearing a high value. The flesh of the dugong is described as being of excellent quality and flavour, by those who have tried it. The natives of Torres Straits, according to the late Professor Moseley, are in the habit of using dugong skulls and ribs for the decoration of their huts." Includes additional text.

Source note: The Royal natural history. Warne, 1894-1896) Lydekker, Richard (1849-1915), Editor.
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1731278
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17234031
Barcode : 33333159393079
UUID: a8b6e290-c533-012f-41b0-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1839: Creator Born
  • 1894: Issued
  • 1909: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Dugong." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-41e6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Dugong." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 27, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-41e6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1894). The Dugong. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-41e6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The Dugong.