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ZOOLOGICAL
#23 - POLAR BEAR

Size: 5" x 3"
Copyrighted: 1890
Lithographer: Knapp & Co.

Polar Bear
(Thalassarctos maritimus)

Although the cards in this series didn't include any additional descriptive information for the individual animals, the subsequently issued
Album of Illustrated Natural History
did devote a paragraph to
Polar Bear

Illustration previously published in Animate Creation: Vol. I - 1885
(Original size: approx. 8" x 6")
also: The Natural History of Animals in Word and Picture: Vol I - ~1887
Subsequently published in The Animals of the World: Brehm's Life of Animals - 1895
and All About Animals - 1900

Specht - Polar Bear
Artist: Friedrich Specht
Engravers: C. G. Specht / Kellenbach

Similar illustration previously published in
Bird and Animal Series: Wild Animals - 1886 (McLoughlin Bros.)

-- image courtesy of the University of Florida Baldwin Library
of Historical Children's Literature Digital Collection