Interior of John Burroughs' "Slabsides" Retreat, West Park, New York, 1917

Summary

John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an internationally known naturalist and writer whose nature essays were well received in both literary and scientific circles. From his home in the Catskills of upstate New York, Burroughs wrote mostly about accessible and familiar landscapes. After 1895, he did much of his writing at Slabsides, a rustic retreat he built a mile from his home.

John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an internationally known naturalist and writer whose nature essays were well received in both literary and scientific circles. From his home in the Catskills of upstate New York, Burroughs wrote mostly about accessible and familiar landscapes. After 1895, he did much of his writing at Slabsides, a rustic retreat he built a mile from his home.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

27 May 1917

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1764.14

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.75 in

Width: 4.75 in

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