Naturalist John Burroughs with a Duck on her Nest, circa 1910

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. 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 accessible and familiar landscapes. He wanted his readers to appreciate the natural world that surrounded them.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1910

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

John Burroughs Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

93.205.36

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 7 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten in ink on back: JB & a duck on her nest

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