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IMAGE number
XOS1766192
Title
Alexander Wilson and companions on the Susquehanna, 1809 (etching)
Artist
American School, (19th century) / American
Description
In 1804, the ornithologist Alexander Wilson and two companions walking in a wood near the Susquehanna River, come upon a large rattlesnake which one of them prepares to shoot. Wilson, left, stops him and they continue their tour to Niagara Falls, a journey which Wilson later commemorates in his poem 'The Foresters'. Illustration by Andrew Lawson (1773-1846)
Location
Private Collection
Medium
gravure
Date
1809 (C19th)
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • america
  • american
  • american ornithology
  • bird
  • birds
  • emigration
  • falls
  • foresters
  • gun
  • illustration
  • illustrator
  • immigrant
  • journey
  • male
  • men
  • naturalist
  • new england
  • niagara
  • ornithologist
  • pennsylvania
  • poem
  • poet
  • print
  • rifle
  • river
  • scottish
  • scottish american
  • scottish-american
  • shooting
  • snake
  • species
  • susquehanna
  • susquehannah
  • united states
  • usa
  • walking

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