John Burroughs in His Study at Woodchuck Lodge, 1919

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 print

Date Made

1919

Subject Date

1919

Creators

Press Illustrating Service (New York, N.Y.) 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Photograph by Press Illustrating Service, New York City.

Collection Title

John Burroughs Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2010.0.35.16

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 in

Width: 8.5 in

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