Less than thirty years after Lewis and Clark accomplished their epic trip, Prince Maximilian of Wied—a German naturalist—and his entourage trigger on their lonesome bold day trip throughout North the US. Accompanying the prince in this 1832–34 voyage was once Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, whose drawings and watercolors—designed to demonstrate Maximilian’s journals—now rank one of the nice treasures of nineteenth-century American paintings. This lavishly illustrated e-book juxtaposes Bodmer’s panorama pictures with modern day pictures of an analogous perspectives, permitting readers to determine what has replaced, and what turns out unchanged, because the time Maximilian and Bodmer made their storied journey up the Missouri River.

To become aware of how the components Bodmer depicted have replaced over the years, photographer Robert M. Lindholm and anthropologist W. Raymond wooden made numerous journeys over a interval of years, from 1985 to 2002, to find and checklist an analogous sites—all the way in which from Boston Harbor, the place Maximilian and Bodmer begun their trip, to fortress McKenzie, in modern day western Montana. Pairing sixty-seven Bodmer works part via facet with Lindholm’s images of an identical websites, this quantity makes use of the comparability of previous and new photographs to bare adjustments via time—and the encroachment of a equipped environment—across different landscapes. 

Karl Bodmer’s America Revisited is without delay a tribute to the creative achievements of a optimum panorama artist and a photographer who in his footsteps, and a helpful list of America’s ever-changing environment.

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