Photograph of a drawing by William Bartram of two alligators in the St. Johns River

Photograph of a drawing by William Bartram of two alligators in the St. Johns River

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/131
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Title

  • Photograph of a drawing by William Bartram of two alligators in the St. Johns River

Image Number

  • PR00131

Year

  • 1773 or 1774

Series Title

General Note

  • Bottom figure represents the action of this terrible monster when they bellow in the Spring Season. They force the water out of their throat which falls from their mouth like a Cataract and a steam or vapour from their nostrils like smoke.
  • The top figure represents them rising up out of the water when they devour the fish. From the standpoint of natural history, perhaps the most important drawing ever executed by Bartram.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photograph - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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