“A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His mouth can hold more than his belly can,
He can hold in his beak,
Enough food for a week!
I’m damned if I know how the hell he can!”
Dixon Lanier Merritt, a Southern newspaper editor and President of the American Press Humorists Association, penned this famous limerick in 1910.
Local call number: c821114
Personal Author: Overton, Robert.
Date: Between 1982 and 1986.
Physical descrip: 1 photoprint : b&w ; 7 x 5 in.
Series Title: (Commerce Collection.)
Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850-245-6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us