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Short-Eared Owl - 1901 Color Print

SKU: VMP1059 $16.50 USD



Historic Overview

This antique color plate features a colorful image of a Short-Eared Owl. The print comes from the book Bird-Life, A Guide To The Study Of Our Common Birds by Frank M. Chapman, Curator of Ornithology, American Museum of Natural History. The book was originally copyrighted in 1897 and again in 1899 and 1901 by D. Appleton and Company. This edition published by McClelland & Goodchild Limited of Toronto is the Popular Edition in Colors from 1901. The colored plates were produced after drawings by Ernest Thompson Seton.

This vintage print is Plate XIX or 19 showing the Short-Eared Owl in its natural habitat. Unlike most owls the Short-Eared Owl lives in large, grassy marshes. It spends the day on the ground and at dusk flies low over the marsh in search of meadow mice which is its main food supply. The print is professionally matted in an 8” x 10” dark brown colored matte to setoff the beauty of the bird. Our vintage prints are shipped in a plastic sleeve between cardboard stiffeners to arrive in perfect condition.

Keep in mind, an antique print will never be “perfect” like a new print and there are sometimes tiny occasional spots and/or discoloring or aging. However, we only sell mint or almost mint prints and will not sell anything that we would not be proud to hang on our own walls!!!


WE GUARANTEE ALL PRINTS TO BE AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED!



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This antique color plate features a striking image of four woodland birds. The print comes from the book Bird Portraits In Color, Two Hundred Ninety-Five North American Species by Thomas S. Roberts, M.D. The book was copyrighted by The University of Minnesota in 1934 and printed and lithographed by The McGill Lithograph Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The book was published by The University of Minnesota Press. This color plate was illustrated by Walter Alois Weber in 1930. This vintage print is Plate 54 showing young and old of two species of Jays in their natural habitat. The birds represented are the Canada Jay and Blue Jay. The Canada Jay inhabits the woody districts in Canada, and in the winter time makes its appearance in the northern section of the United States. The Blue Jay has the unusual habit of mimicking the calls of hawks, especially the Red-shouldered Hawk. It has been suggested that these calls provide information to other jays that a hawk is around, or that they are used to deceive other species into believing a hawk is present. The birds are illustrated at about one-half their actual size. The print is professionally matted in a large 11” x 14” baby blue matte to setoff the beauty of the birds. Our vintage prints are shipped in a plastic sleeve between cardboard stiffeners to arrive in perfect condition. Keep in mind, an antique print will never be “perfect” like a new print and there are sometimes tiny occasional spots and/or discoloring or aging. However, we only sell mint or almost mint prints and will not sell anything that we would not be proud to hang on our own walls!!!   WE GUARANTEE ALL PRINTS TO BE AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED!


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