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[North American Passenger Pigeon]

c1880s. Pencil with white pastel, 34.2 x 26.2cm. Stains and discolouration overall, missing portions to edges.

The last known North American passenger pigeon was a female named Martha who died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. She was approximately 29 years old. The name of the species is derived from the French word passager, meaning “passing by”, due to the migratory habits of the bird. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL184-32

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  Other currencies

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