John Burroughs' Cradle, Photographed at His Birthplace, September 29, 1918

Summary

John Burroughs (1837-1921), an internationally known naturalist and writer, was born on a dairy farm near Roxbury, New York in the Catskills Mountains. After working as an itinerant teacher and living in Washington, D.C., Burroughs returned to the Catskills and built a home. There, he could visit his birthplace and the surrounding lands where he grew up.

John Burroughs (1837-1921), an internationally known naturalist and writer, was born on a dairy farm near Roxbury, New York in the Catskills Mountains. After working as an itinerant teacher and living in Washington, D.C., Burroughs returned to the Catskills and built a home. There, he could visit his birthplace and the surrounding lands where he grew up.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

29 September 1918

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.432

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.75 in

Width: 4.75 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten in ink on back: Cradle in which John Burroughs was rocked. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher. September 29, 1918

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