Sleightholme, Stephen R, Campbell, Cameron R and Kitchener, Andrew C (2016) Frank Haes' thylacine. Australian Zoologist, 38 (2). pp. 203-211. ISSN 0067-2238

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Abstract

Until recently, the earliest surviving photograph of a thylacine (albeit that of a dead trophy specimen) was from 1869. An earlier photograph, taken in 1864 by Frank Haes of a living thylacine at London Zoo, was known to have existed, but was feared lost or destroyed. This paper describes its recent rediscovery, and the identity of the thylacine it portrays. The Haes photograph is the only known image of a living thylacine from the 19th century and comprises a stereo view and lantern slide, both of which are presented together here for the first time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thylacine, Tasmanian tiger, Thylacinus cynocephalus, Ronald Campbell Gunn, Frank Haes, Earliest photograph, London Zoo
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
Q Science > QL Zoology
T Technology > TR Photography
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 12:53
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 12:53
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1755

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