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Praying mantis, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
Mantises are masters of camouflage and most species make use of protective coloration to blend in with the foliage or substrate, both to avoid predators themselves, and to better snare their victims. Various species have adapted to not only blend with the foliage, but to mimic it, appearing as either living or withered leaves, sticks, tree bark, blades of grass, flowers, or even stones. Some species in Africa and Australia are able to turn black after a molt following a fire in the region to blend in with the fire ravaged landscape (fire melanism). While mantises can bite, they have no venom, and are not dangerous to humans. They do not appear to be chemically protected; nearly any large predatory animal will eat a mantis if it is able to detect it. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Broadcasting Company and traveled to Africa from early December 1966 to early February 1967.
Local Numbers:
V 3 BUG 1.1 EE 67
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
82008
Frame value is 0.
Slide No. V 3 BUG 1.1 EE 67
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Insects  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 22411
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Unidentified, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo79826c70a-1061-4fe2-b240-e5439fa53f05
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref14366

Praying mantis, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
Mantises are masters of camouflage and most species make use of protective coloration to blend in with the foliage or substrate, both to avoid predators themselves, and to better snare their victims. Various species have adapted to not only blend with the foliage, but to mimic it, appearing as either living or withered leaves, sticks, tree bark, blades of grass, flowers, or even stones. Some species in Africa and Australia are able to turn black after a molt following a fire in the region to blend in with the fire ravaged landscape (fire melanism). While mantises can bite, they have no venom, and are not dangerous to humans. They do not appear to be chemically protected; nearly any large predatory animal will eat a mantis if it is able to detect it. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Broadcasting Company and traveled to Africa from early December 1966 to early February 1967.
Local Numbers:
V 3 BUG 3 EE 67
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Frame value is 13.
Slide No. V 3 BUG 3 EE 67
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Insects  Search this
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 22413
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Unidentified, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7b2fc6c27-8954-47c9-ba86-a39c56add89b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref14369

Meissen milk pot

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
monochrome, purple (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 1/8 in; 15.5575 cm
overall: 6 1/8 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 13/16 in; 15.5575 cm x 13.335 cm x 9.68375 cm
Object Name:
jug, milk
Date made:
ca 1750-1760
1750-1760
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
CE.67.1043ab
Catalog number:
67.1043ab
Collector/donor number:
1180
Accession number:
276588
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
The Hans C. Syz Collection
Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
Art
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-d9b7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_575363
Online Media:

The Eagle's nest The Union! it must and shall be preserved by E.B. and E.C. Kellogg, 1861

Publisher:
Whiting, George  Search this
Referenced:
Houston, Samuel  Search this
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant  Search this
Maker:
E.B. and E.C. Kellogg  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
Lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Copyright date:
1861
Subject:
Chronology: 1860-1869  Search this
Patriotism and Patriotic Symbols  Search this
U.S. National Government, judiciary  Search this
Political Caricatures  Search this
Birds  Search this
Civil War  Search this
State Government  Search this
Eagles  Search this
Flags  Search this
Confederacy  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.2550
Catalog number:
60.2550
Accession number:
228146
228146
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
American Civil War Prints
Art
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-f00b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_472676

Postcard of Roosevelt Lion Group

Author:
Curt Teich & Co  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Type:
Postcard
Linen
Place:
Africa
Date:
1934
Topic:
Lions  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Animals  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Predatory animals  Search this
Cats  Search this
Atlas Lions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0488 (front) and SIA2013-07231 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12263
Online Media:

Blank Postcard of a Bald Eagle at the Zoo

Author:
Capitol Souvenir Company  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Type:
Postcard
Linen
Place:
North America
Date:
1948
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
Bald eagle  Search this
Eagles  Search this
Animals  Search this
Emblems, National  Search this
Birds  Search this
Predatory animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-06603 (front) and SIA2013-06604 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13807
Online Media:

Blank Postcard of a Tiger at the Zoo

Author:
Capitol Souvenir Company  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Type:
Postcard
Linen
Date:
1948
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Animals  Search this
Tigers  Search this
Cats  Search this
Predatory animals  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-06607 (front) and SIA2013-06608 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13809
Online Media:

Blank Postcard of a Lion at the Zoo

Author:
Capitol Souvenir Company  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Type:
Postcard
Linen
Date:
1948
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Lions  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Animals  Search this
Predatory animals  Search this
Cats  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-06611 (front) and SIA2013-06612 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13811
Online Media:

Blank Postcard of Roosevelt Lion Group

Author:
Curt Teich & Co  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Type:
Postcard
Linen
Place:
Africa
Date:
1934
Topic:
Lions  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Predatory animals  Search this
Cats  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Postcard  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Atlas Lions  Search this
Animals  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-06657 (front) and SIA2013-06658 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13834
Online Media:

Chaetopsylla gracilis

Preparation:
Slide
Remarks:
4-5
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Siphonaptera, Vermipsyllidae
Published Name:
Chaetopsylla gracilis Lewis, 1971
See more items in:
Species Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/353c098c2-98e5-4bb9-b0b1-6de2aa673282
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_11447665

Predator control--1971; report to the President's Council on Environmental Quality by the Advisory Committee on Predator Control. December, 1971

Author:
United States Advisory Committee on Predator Control  Search this
Cain, Stanley Adair 1902-  Search this
Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)  Search this
United States Department of the Interior  Search this
University of Michigan Institute for Environmental Quality  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1972
1972]
Topic:
Predatory animals--Control  Search this
Call number:
SB994.P72 U48 1972X
SB994.P72U48 1972X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_39438

Monster of God : the man-eating predator in the jungles of history and the mind / David Quammen

Author:
Quammen, David 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
513 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Dangerous animals--Psychological aspects  Search this
Predatory animals--Ecology  Search this
Human-animal relationships  Search this
Endangered species  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_744179

Mega-beasts / Robert Sabuda & Matthew Reinhart

Author:
Sabuda, Robert  Search this
Reinhart, Matthew  Search this
Candlewick Press  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Specimens
Toy and movable books
Books with pop-up illustrations
Books with movable illustrations
Date:
2007
Topic:
Animals, Fossil  Search this
Extinct animals  Search this
Predatory animals  Search this
Toy and movable books  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_916476

Negotiating wilderness in a cultural landscape : predators and Saami reindeer herding in the Laponian World Heritage area / Åsa Nilsson Dahlström

Title:
Laponian World Heritage area
Author:
Dahlström, Åsa Nilsson  Search this
Physical description:
x, 534 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sweden
Norrbottens län
Date:
2003
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Reindeer herding--Environmental aspects  Search this
Wilderness areas--Management  Search this
Sustainable development  Search this
Predatory animals--Control  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_714280

Predator-prey dynamics : the role of olfaction / Michael R. Conover

Author:
Conover, Michael R  Search this
Physical description:
248 p. : ill ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Predatory animals--Sense organs  Search this
Smell  Search this
Predation (Biology)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_901541

Predator management training manual : a guide for USDA-APHIS-Wildlife service employees: compound 1080 livestock protection collar and M-44 sodium cyanide certification. / Martin S. Lowney

Title:
Guide for USDA-APHIS employees, animal damage control
M-44 sodium cyanide certification
Author:
Lowney, Martin S  Search this
Virginia Cooperative Extension  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Place:
Virginia
Date:
2004
Topic:
Predatory animals--Control  Search this
Coyote--Control  Search this
Endangered species  Search this
Call number:
SF810.6.V8 L68 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046928

Where the wild things were : life, death, and ecological wreckage in a land of vanishing predators / William Stolzenburg

Author:
Stolzenburg, William  Search this
Physical description:
291 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2008
Topic:
Predation (Biology)  Search this
Predatory animals  Search this
Conservation biology  Search this
Endangered ecosystems  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_920783

Mammals as predators : the proceedings of a symposium held by the Zoological Society of London and the Mammal Society, London, 22nd and 23rd November 1991 / edited by N. Dunstone and M.L. Gorman

Author:
Dunstone, N (Nigel)  Search this
Gorman, M. L (Martyn L.)  Search this
Zoological Society of London  Search this
Mammal Society  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 485 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1993
Topic:
Predatory animals--Ecology  Search this
Mammals--Behavior  Search this
Mammals--Ecology  Search this
Call number:
QL758 .M26 1993
QL758.M26 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_447169

Natural enemies : the population biology of predators, parasites, and diseases / edited by M.J. Crawley

Author:
Crawley, Michael J  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 576 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Topic:
Predation (Biology)  Search this
Predatory animals  Search this
Population biology  Search this
Parasitism  Search this
Parasites  Search this
Diseases  Search this
Pests--Biological control  Search this
Call number:
QL758.N37 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434517

Bell Helicopter Material (2 of 2)

Collection Creator:
Wheatland, Richard, II, 1923-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959 and undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
New York Airways Collection, Acc. NASM.1992.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
New York Airways Collection
New York Airways Collection / Series 1: 1992 Acquisition
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2be5635e2-3826-4c72-aa0a-cc5ce662d9c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0052-ref516
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