John Burroughs at His Birthplace, Roxbury, New York, 1918

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 what could be found in accessible and familiar landscapes. He wanted his readers to appreciate the natural world that surrounded them.

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 what could be found in accessible and familiar landscapes. He wanted his readers to appreciate the natural world that surrounded them.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1918

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.431

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: 4.5 in

Width: 3.5 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten in ink on back: Our Friend, John Burroughs- at the Old House / Taken by Dr. Clyde Fisher Ink stamp on back: 016011

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