"Old Stone Jug" School Once Attended by John Burroughs, Roxbury, New York, 1944

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. Burroughs was the seventh of ten children and like the rest of his siblings he went to school when not working on the farm. This small stone schoolhouse was the first school Burroughs attended.

John Burroughs (1837-1921), an internationally known naturalist and writer, was born on a dairy farm near Roxbury, New York in the Catskills Mountains. Burroughs was the seventh of ten children and like the rest of his siblings he went to school when not working on the farm. This small stone schoolhouse was the first school Burroughs attended.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

20 May 1944

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.434

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: 4 in

Width: 4.875 in

Connect 3

Discover curious connections between artifacts.

Learn More