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Camp scene in the Mojave valley of Rio Colorado, 1856 (lithograph)

Camp scene in the Mojave valley of Rio Colorado, 1856 (lithograph)


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Camp scene in the Mojave valley of Rio Colorado, 1856 (lithograph)

3672288 Camp scene in the Mojave valley of Rio Colorado, 1856 (lithograph) by American School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits, antiquities, landscapes, and family scenes]
Box 1; U. S. Railroad survey; published the U.S. War Department in 1856; Lithograph); © Newberry Library

Media ID 33096194

© © Newberry Library / Bridgeman Images

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This lithograph from 1856 transports us back to a camp scene in the Mojave valley of Rio Colorado. The image, created by an anonymous American School artist, captures the essence of life in the 19th century. Set against a breathtaking landscape, we witness a group of campers immersing themselves in the beauty and tranquility of nature. The composition showcases various elements that define camping culture - tents pitched on the ground, smoke rising from a central fire pit, and individuals engaged in different activities. It is evident that this campsite served as both shelter and gathering place for these adventurers. As our eyes wander through the print, we are drawn to a warrior figure standing tall amidst his companions. His presence adds an intriguing layer to this idyllic scene, reminding us of the rich history and diverse cultures that once thrived across North America. The lithograph's attention to detail allows us to appreciate not only the physical surroundings but also offers glimpses into daily life during this era. From clothing styles to facial expressions, every element contributes to creating an immersive experience for viewers. Preserved at Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, this artwork serves as a testament to America's past while inviting contemplation on its present identity. As we admire this piece captured by Bridgeman Images' lens, let it inspire us with curiosity about those who came before us and their connection with nature and each other within these vast landscapes.

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