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Views of the American Frontier Interior

By Karl Bodmer

Abstract

Life in 1830s America is depicted in lush detail through eyes of Swiss illustrator Karl Bodmer. With a German prince, the artist journeyed to the nation's interior, less populated regions, documenting the natural environment. The result: scenic watercolors of landscapes, rivers, woods, native peoples, and settlements. A Wabash River scene near New Harmony was among the views. Bodmer created a "faithful and vivid image" of America, and his work became the subject of publications and exhibitions.Destination Indiana - IHS Treasures Rare Book

Topics: Indians of North America; Natural history--United States; United States--Pictorial works
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1840
OAI identifier: oai:images.indianahistory.org:V0002/2468
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