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Elephant tricks
Gilbert, Camille (Artist)
Tilly, E. A. (Engraver)

Wallach Division Picture Collection

Animals -- Trained

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Trained animals
Content: Printed on border: "Here are some tricks to which the bulky but intelligent elephant has been trained. No. 1 is shamming death; Nos. 2, 3, 4 are busy with creditable feats of equilibrium. No. 5 goes through one of the most difficult performances attempted, namely, to walk on a rolling cylinder. No. 6 plays on a barrel organ, to the tune of which No. 7 dances on a tub. The two Nos. 8 indulge in a quiet see-saw, whilst the two Nos. 9 are busy replenishing the 'inner elephant.' No. 10 is no lover of the bottle, for he walks on ten of these placed in a row, a somewhat fragile pathway for an elephant."
Source note: The picture magazine. (London : George Newnes Ltd., 1893-1896).
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 20 x 17 cm. (7 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17679360
Barcode: 33333159402235
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6e61f2c0-c536-012f-4183-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

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  • 1894: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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The New York Public Library. "Elephant tricks" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cfd5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The New York Public Library. "Elephant tricks" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 14, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cfd5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The New York Public Library. (1894). Elephant tricks Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cfd5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Elephant tricks