Tag Archives: Rivers

1948: The Rivers of America

The Rivers of America consists of sixty-five volumes published over 37 years (1937-1974): Published by Farrar & Rinehart (1937–1946): 1. The Kennebec: Cradle of the Americans, Robert P. Tristram Coffin, 1937; illustrated by Maitland de Gogorza 2. The Upper Mississippi, … Continue reading

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1893: British Gas Works

Adolf von Meckel: British Gas Works on the River Spree (before 1893)

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1670: A Very Strange and Prodigious Wonder

A letter from John Winthrop, Jr. to Lord Brereton, October 11, 1670: Boston Oct. 11, 1670. My Lord: The relation which I am now presenting to your Lordship is of a very strange and prodigious wonder this last Summer in … Continue reading

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1892: Water Mill

Fritz Thaulow: Water Mill (1892)

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1987: Not Like a River

The river-of-time metaphor symbolises the flow of time as the steady movement of a current along with all the flotsam it carries—and the events we experience are depicted by the particular pieces of flotsam being carried along past us by … Continue reading

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1880: Dredging

John Twachtman: Dredging in the East River (c. 1880)

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1912: Bed of Reeds

Eero Järnefelt: Bed of Reeds (1912)

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