The Piasau Rock
"The Piasau Rock"
from Das Illustrirte Mississippithal.

John Cushman Abbott Exhibit Supplement

Book Descriptions and Author Information

The books in the John Cushman Abbott Exhibit paint a picture both literally and figuratively of the Mississippi River Valley in the first half of the 19th century. A spy, a royal adventurer, a missionary, an astronomer, an artist, a governor, and an entrepreneur reveal the frontier to us through dramatic narratives and stunning illustrations.

This supplement to the exhibit gives information about these colorful authors and their books, and includes slide shows of the books' illustrations.

Plan of St. Lewis
"Plan of St. Lewis"
from Voyage dans l'Amérique Septentrionale.

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