Categories: Nature & Natural History
Written By: John
These images have been in my queue for posting here for some time. I have not had a chance to edit them to the degree I desire, and as I have no idea when I will get to it I am posting the full, unedited page scans for now. The folder is HERE Any further images posted will be in the same folder, but for now there are simply the 26 full page images.
These are very nicely done and historically important chromolithographed plates from a book which was unfortunately damaged and coming apart when I acquired it. The book, The Hawks and Owls of the United States in Their Relation to Agriculture, itself was an important study that helped to establish that, with few exceptions, hawks and owls were beneficial to farmers and not the scourge they were commonly perceived as.
I have very large digital copies available for download in the gallery. The originals have been put up for sale in my bookstore, and can be seen for sale HERE.
Title: The Hawks and Owls of the United States
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Division of Ornithology and Mammalogy
Bulletin No. 3
Prepared under the Direction of Dr. C. Hart Merriam, Ornithologist,
by A. K. Fisher, M.D., Assistant Ornithologist
Published by the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington
Government Printing Office
The thumbnails below will link directly to the image page in the Gallery folder where the full sized image can be downloaded for free in various sizes.