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Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Elephant

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1852
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Ele
Content : Printed on border: "Mammalia-Elephant." "The celebrated white elephant, which is the only one in the possession of the king of Ava, is of a cream color, and has no appearance of disease or debility. It was taken in 1806, when young, in the forest of Pegu, and is about twenty-seven years old. Both the court and people consider it peculiarly inauspicious to want a white elephant; hence the repute in which they are held, and the anxiety to obtain them. The capture of a white elephant is cosequently highly rewarded." "It has been asserted by Buffon and others, that the young elephant sucks …" Foxing on image.

Source identifier: 10284 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1731293
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17679172
Barcode : 33333159387543
UUID: c82339f0-c534-012f-d6e4-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1852: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[Elephants.]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1852. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-42a7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[Elephants.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 5, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-42a7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1852). [Elephants.] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-42a7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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