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Swarm of flies over American Museum of Natural History, watercolor by Albert Operti, 1914

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Swarm of flies over American Museum of Natural History, watercolor by Albert Operti, 1914

1914

Watercolors

1 painting : ink and watercolor on paper ; 42 x 52 cm. A humorous drawing depicting a huge swarm of flies over the American Museum of Natural History, after taking off in front of the south facade of the Museum. The Columbus Avenue elevated train track is shown at left. Inscription on reverse in pencil "Dr. Lucas." This image represents the breeding capacity of nine generations of flies.

New York, New York state, United States

RF-94-Aa

AMNH Special Collections: Photographic Transparency Collection, Transparency number:

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American Museum of Natural History

Collection

Citation

Operti, Albert, 1852-1927 (artist), “Swarm of flies over American Museum of Natural History, watercolor by Albert Operti, 1914,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed October 31, 2020, https://lbry-web-007.amnh.org/digital/index.php/items/show/42548.