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Weir, Robert Walter, (1802-1889) Landing of Henrick Hudson.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0003 Author/Creator: Weir, Robert Walter, (1802-1889) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Engraving Date: 1857 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 20.5 x 27.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One engraving entitled "Landing of Henrick Hudson" dated 1857. Depicts the landing of Hudson and his men in 1609. Native Americans wait on the shore to greet them. Published by Martin, Johnson & Co, New York, from the original painting by Robert Walter Weir. At the time of engraving this painting was in the possession of Gulian Crommelin Verplanck.

People: Hudson, Henry, 1665-1611
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889
Verplanck, Gulian Crommelin, 1786-1870

Historical Era: The Americas to 1620

Subjects: Frontiers and ExplorationAmerican Indian HistoryArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: American Indians

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