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#12 - GNU

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

NOTE: Two very distinct border colors

-- above card courtesy of Jerry Anderson
(Catoblepas gnu)

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

Illustration previously published in Animate Creation: Vol. I - 1885
(Notice spelling of "GNOO")
also: The Natural History of Animals in Word and Picture: Vol II - ~1887
Subsequently published in The Animals of the World: Brehm's Life of Animals - 1895
and All About Animals - 1900

Specht - Gnu / Gnoo
Artist: Friedrich Specht

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

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