‘These animals make a peculiarly plaintive cry when molested in any way’: 1901’s amazing, disturbing Living Animals of the World


​Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.

The Living Animals of the World: A Popular Natural History Magazine

Date: 1901

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co.

Discovered at: Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, Grain Valley, MO

The Back Cover Promises: “This work was three years in preparation; everything has been done to make it PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.”

Representative Quotes:

“A splendid snapshot of two black African rhinoceroses taken on the open veldt. They were afterwards shot by the party.”

“The Capuchins are, in the writer’s opinion, the nicest of all monkeys.”

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