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Passenger Pigeon

Susan Middleton, American, born 1948. Printed by Asa Muir-Harmony, American, born 1979. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco.

Geography:
Published in San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Photograph taken in United States, North and Central America

Date:
2008

Medium:
Photogravure printed on gampi paper, chine-collé

Dimensions:
Image: 14 3/8 × 11 inches (36.5 × 27.9 cm) Plate: 15 × 11 5/8 inches (38.1 × 29.5 cm) Sheet: 23 × 18 1/2 inches (58.4 × 47 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2013-45-2

Credit Line:
Purchased with funds contributed by Peter C. Bunnell, 2013

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Label:
The passenger pigeon, once the most populous bird on earth, became extinct in the early twentieth century due to overhunting by humans. Susan Middleton photographed this stuffed example in a museum collection.