Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

A scene on the Ohio River

image number:

P0024529

description:

This image scanned from the Cornelius Pering letter held in the Indiana University Archives. Search the accession number 0036 to see images of all of the pages of the letter as well as details of the watercolor images. For a description of the entire letter see image P0024522.

Pering describes this image in his letter, in full: "...a scene on the Ohio with its beautiful islands. You will observe that the land rises in ridges, or knobs they are called, and as yet completely covered with wood. There are deep ravines between them and here and there a few cottages may be seen and a clearing going on; but as mosquitoes are sometimes troublesome on the banks, settlers prefer the interior of the country."

date taken:

1833 August 27

photographer studio:

Pering, Cornelius (as artist)

accession number:

0036

topic:

Rivers

topic:

Travel

topic:

Boats

topic:

Art

topic:

Watercolors

other place name:

Ohio River

series:

Buildings & Grounds