Less than thirty years after Lewis and Clark accomplished their epic trip, Prince Maximilian of Wied—a German naturalist—and his entourage trigger on their lonesome bold excursion throughout North the US. Accompanying the prince in this 1832–34 voyage was once Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, whose drawings and watercolors—designed to demonstrate Maximilian’s journals—now rank one of the nice treasures of nineteenth-century American paintings. This lavishly illustrated publication juxtaposes Bodmer’s panorama pictures with modern day photos of a similar perspectives, permitting readers to work out what has replaced, and what turns out unchanged, because the time Maximilian and Bodmer made their storied journey up the Missouri River.
To notice how the parts Bodmer depicted have replaced over the years, photographer Robert M. Lindholm and anthropologist W. Raymond wooden made a number of journeys over a interval of years, from 1985 to 2002, to find and list an analogous sites—all the way in which from Boston Harbor, the place Maximilian and Bodmer started their trip, to fortress McKenzie, in modern day western Montana. Pairing sixty-seven Bodmer works part via facet with Lindholm’s photos of a similar websites, this quantity makes use of the comparability of previous and new photographs to bare adjustments via time—and the encroachment of a outfitted environment—across assorted landscapes.
Karl Bodmer’s America Revisited is without delay a tribute to the inventive achievements of a greatest panorama artist and a photographer who in his footsteps, and a helpful checklist of America’s ever-changing environment.
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87) the Ohio River and reminded Maximilian of a bit Brazilian villa. He observed homes one tale cartoon may well convey or depict the world of the deserted web site of Smithland, due to the fact that no structures or different facts of Smithland seem within the comic strip. sixty two Lindholm/Wood BODMER publication. indb sixty two 2/7/13 5:26 PM Smithland at the Ohio River at the present time the Smithland Lock and Dam expand around the river simply upstream of the current village of Smithland. in accordance with a contemporary Rand McNally atlas, 401 citizens nonetheless reside in Smithland. The dam supplied quick access to the heart of the river to picture towards the present-day village, the place constructions seem alongside the a long way financial institution. by the point the Ohio River reaches Smithland from the 1st lock and dam close to Pittsburgh, the river has dropped virtually 400 toes. Lindholm/Wood BODMER booklet. indb sixty three sixty three 2/7/13 5:26 PM Fort Massac at the Ohio Maximilian and Bodmer handed the positioning of fortress Massac in March 1833 at the steamer Paragon. After the French and Indian conflict led to 1763, the Chickasaws burned the French castle that watercolor and pencil have been outfitted at the web site in 1757. In March the steamer stopped at a close-by cost to on paper, 6 3∕8 × eight 5∕8 in. tackle wooden. whilst Maximilian and Bodmer left the boat to envision the citadel website, just a couple of (JAM 1986. forty nine. eighty two) stones remained the place the bushes fortifications of the castle, rebuilt in 1794, had as soon as stood. the recent Madrid earthquake in 1811 and 1812 ravaged the citadel; it used to be rebuilt back in 1812. sixty four Lindholm/Wood BODMER booklet. indb sixty four 2/7/13 5:27 PM Fort Massac at the Ohio River The fortress performed just a minor position within the struggle of 1812. It used to be deserted in 1814, and native electorate cannibalized its timbers in order that by way of 1828 little or no remained. The third Illinois Cavalry and the 131st Illinois Infantry used the positioning for education in the course of the Civil conflict, yet a plague of measles claimed such a lot of sufferers it used to be closed back, this time for solid. Reconstruction of the historical fortress all started in 1971, lengthy after the country of Illinois had bought the positioning in 1908 and committed it because the first Illinois country park. Lindholm/Wood BODMER publication. indb sixty five sixty five 2/7/13 5:27 PM Mouth of the Ohio pencil on paper 6 3∕8 × eight 3/4 in. (JAM 1986. forty nine. 88) Maximilian and Bodmer’s steamer rounded the bend the place the Ohio River met the Mississippi and grew to become north into the Mississippi on March 20, 1833. wealthy woods coated the rustic the place the timber had now not been cleared. Maximilian and his partners stopped and tested the shop on the element of land among the rivers, the place animal skins lay in tons. The owner saved alive one of many 3 endure cubs of a mom lately killed; in simple terms the skins remained of the opposite cubs and the mum. the one identify for where was once “Mouth of the Ohio. ” sixty six Lindholm/Wood BODMER publication. indb sixty six 2/7/13 5:27 PM Mouth of the Ohio River This picture and Bodmer’s cartoon have been made aboard boats at the Ohio River in advance of coming into the Mississippi. A footnote to Maximilian’s account experiences the various failed makes an attempt to set up a urban on the confluence.