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Camping Out in the Adirondack Mountains

American Art

In the last Adirondack image that Homer prepared for the illustrated press, he once again presented local woodsmen in a familiar and favorite setting. Two men sit before a bark leanto on the shore of Mink Pond before a smudge fire burning to keep away insects. The nearby canoe, assorted fishing paraphernalia, and a string of fish announce the end of a successful day on the pond. An enthusiastic fisherman, Homer may well have participated in this excursion as both angler and artist.

ENGRAVER W. H. Lagarde
MEDIUM Wood engraving
DATES 1874
DIMENSIONS Image: 9 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (23.2 x 34.9 cm) Sheet: 11 x 16 1/4 in. (27.9 x 41.3 cm)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Harvey Isbitts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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