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

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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

  • Figure 1 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.
  • Figure 2 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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