1878 – Beavers

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“Beavers – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, reads as follows: “A pair of young beavers having been put in a tub of water, and thinking, doubtless, that their ‘lake’ should have a creek, proceeded to gnaw the sides till they had made a hole in one of the staves; then they gathered together all kinds of things, such as boots, slippers, and so on, with which they tried to make a dam. As it did not answer, they were very much cast down, crying and rolling themselves about, like children in a pet.”

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Detail: Beavers, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

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Detail: Beavers, by Harrison Weir       Detail: Beavers, by Harrison Weir

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