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The American Elk.

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The American Elk.

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Elk

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1820
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Elk
Elk -- North America
Content: Printed on border: "We have given a faithful portrait of this animal, from a living one lately brought from the interior parts of America. It seems to be very different from that generally described under the name of the Elk, or Moose-deer, to which it has very little resemblance. It seems, indeed, to belong to a distinct species, and is probably the Elk or Original of Canada and the northern parts of America. At the age of five years, the length of this creature was nine feet, from the end of the muzzle to the insertion of the tail, the head and neck being extended in a line with the body : its height at the shoulder was four …"
Source note: General history of quadrupeds. (Newcastle upon Tyne : Walker pr., 1820) Bewick, Thomas (1753-1828), Author.
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 1731294
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17234054
Barcode: 33333159388319
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d8724b40-c534-012f-e0ac-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1820: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The American Elk." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1820. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-42dd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The American Elk." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 24, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-42dd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1820). The American Elk. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-42dd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The American Elk.