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Forest fire on the banks of the Red River
Forest fire on the banks of the Red River
TitleForest fire on the banks of the Red River
Date of Original1878
CreatorRogers, W. A. (William Allen), 1854-1931
Creator RoleIllustrator
DescriptionFlatboat next to steamboat on Red River with flames and smoke near riverbank. Deer are running along river bank and one near fire. People on flatboat and steamboat watching the fire.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Fires
LocationRed River of the North
North Dakota
United States
Item NumberFolio 102.BoR42.2
Format of OriginalLithographs
Color images
Dimensions of Original29 x 40 cm.
Publisher of OriginalHarper's Magazine Co.
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
Transcription"Fire on the Red River. The spirited illustration on page 973 represents a scene witnessed by our artist, Mr. Rogers, from whose graphic pencil we have already had several pictures of his recent tour in the Northwest. Surveyed from the deck of the steamboat at night, the scene was grand and exciting. The flames had swept over the prairie, driving before them deer, wolves, and other wild animals, until they reached the wooded banks of the river. As the frightened creatures came in sight, emerging from the cover of the woods, the passengers and crew of the steamer amused themselves by firing at them with rifles or revolvers, with what result our artist, who was busy with his pencil, does not say." - Text accompanying illustration.
NotesTitle from caption with image.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDakota Lithographs and Engravings Collection Folio 102
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Folio 102.BoR42.2)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Digital IDrsL00028
Original SourceHarper's Weekly, Dec. 7, 1878. p. 973.
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