John Muir | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


John Muir

John Muir | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Head and shoulders oval framed portrait of John Muir (1838-1914).
Head and shoulders oval framed portrait of John Muir (1838-1914).
Image ID:1946
Creation Date:circa 1875
Creator Name:Watkins, C.E.
City:Prairie du Chien
Collection Name:Name File
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:NF Muir, John
Original Dimensions:unknown
Muir was a naturalist, explorer, and writer. He was an influential conservationist who worked to preserve wilderness areas and wildlife from commercial exploitation and destruction. His efforts helped to establish Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park, both in California. This image is part of the John Muir collection which includes correspondence of Muir to Emily Pelton and her mother regarding friends in Prairie du Chien, Wis., describing a botanical and geological survey along the Wisconsin River and into Iowa, and recounting a visit to Camp Randall in 1863. At bottom of card: "C.E. Watkins, Art Gallery. 22 and 26 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, opposite Kick House entrance.
Clothing and dress
Environmental protection
Indoor photography
Portrait photography

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