John Burroughs at Woodchuck Lodge, circa 1915

Summary

John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an internationally known naturalist and essayist who wrote about accessible and familiar landscapes. In 1913, with financial assistance from Henry Ford, Burroughs purchased the house built by his brother Curtis on land near Burroughs' birthplace in Roxbury, New York. Woodchuck Lodge, as Burroughs referred to it, became his summer retreat and its natural surroundings became the subject of his creative works.

John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an internationally known naturalist and essayist who wrote about accessible and familiar landscapes. In 1913, with financial assistance from Henry Ford, Burroughs purchased the house built by his brother Curtis on land near Burroughs' birthplace in Roxbury, New York. Woodchuck Lodge, as Burroughs referred to it, became his summer retreat and its natural surroundings became the subject of his creative works.

Artifact

Photographic postcard

Subject Date

circa 1915

Creators

Defender Photo Supply Company, Inc. 

Creator Notes

Postcard made with Defender Photo Supply Company materials; photographer is unidentified.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1762.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

Inscriptions

Printed on front of postcard at bottom of image: 1- John Burroughs at Woodchuck Lodge, Roxbury, N.Y. Postcard markings on back. Not mailed.

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