12 crazy animal images from the past

bear dog
Image of a dog and a black bear sniffing an American football from page 174 of “Wild brother; strangest of true stories from the north woods” (1921).

 

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Examining skeletal remains in the Museum of Natural History workroom (early 1960s).

 

man ridine elephant
Image of a man riding an elephant from page 207 of “St. Nicholas” (1873).

 

greenland eskimo dogs
Greenland Eskimo dogs Basilisk and Ginger in Antarctica (1911).

 

yosemite bear cubs 1917
Bear cubs at Yosemite national park from page 218 of “The top of the continent; the story of a cheerful journey through our national parks” (1917).

 

early drawing of octopus
Early depictions of the octopus based on verbal accounts of an eight-legged fish (1491).

 

Deer at Yosemite nation park from page 14 of "Glimpses of our national parks" (1916).
Deer at Yosemite nation park from page 14 of “Glimpses of our national parks” (1916).

 

Sketch of a Japanese mermaid printed in "Harper's weekly" (1857).
Sketch of a Japanese mermaid printed in “Harper’s weekly” (1857).

 

Seaman on Yahiko Maru with two terriers and a litter of puppies (1950).
Seaman on Yahiko Maru with two terriers and their litter of puppies (1950).

 

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Early image of a Virginia opossum and her young from page 376 of “Bird-lore” (1899).

 

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A line up of monkey and ape skulls from page 243 of “Apes and monkeys; their life and language” (1900).

 

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Stuffed African elephant at the British museum (1908).

 

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