Preparations for Supper at Night in the Forest of Kaibab with Nathan Adam, my Mormon Guide and Cook.

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Title 1885 and 1886 : Images from Albert Tissandier's trips to North America during 1885 and 1886, in the approximate order of their creation.
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Date Created 2004-02-02
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Identifier 1978_209a-b_cookingKiabab.jpg
Title Preparations for Supper at Night in the Forest of Kaibab with Nathan Adam, my Mormon Guide and Cook.
Alternate Title Preparatifs du souper et nuit dans la forêt de Kaibab - (Arizona) Nathan Adam mon guide et cuisinier Mormon.
Artist's Notation "Dessin paru dans le Tour du monde"
Creator Tissandier, Albert 1839-1906
Subject Campfires--1880-1890; Kaibab National Forest (Ariz.)--1880-1890; Night--1880-1890; Adams, Nathan William, 1832-1916--Journeys--Arizona--Kaibab National Forest--1880-1890
Published Location Appears, engraved by AB, in Albert Tissandier's article "Voyage d'exploration dans l'Utah et l'Arizona, Kanab et le plateau de Kaibab", in Le tour du monde, v. 51, 1326e livraison ([June?] 1886), p. 358, with the caption "Préparatifs du souper dans la forêt de Kaibab". (with poor quality reproduction of the image)
Short Essay Tissandier's second major excursion in Arizona was through the virgin forest of the Kaibab. "Nothing could be grander or more interesting", he wrote in his journal. He also commented on the difficulty he and his traveling companions encountered: "I had to climb up and down perpetual hills through ancient pines and thick brushwood entanglements, then pass over the trunks of dead trees lying on the moss. Sometimes it was so dark under the foliage that I wondered if night hadn't fallen unexpectedly." During the trip into the Kaibab forest, Tissandier noted that there were occasional pockets of clearing in the dense woods. He learned about these clearings that: " ... some parts of the forest had been burned by Indians who, in their need to warm themselves and cook their meager meals, would choose the largest pine in the forest to set alight. These trees burn easily because of the resin, and often the fire spreads to branches of neighboring trees. If there is a wind, a veritable disaster in these immense forests can result. Indians, however, think little of these disasters, moving on to camp elsewhere and periodically burning new trees without taking proper precautions to prevent forest fires." Because it was difficult to move through the dense forest without losing a sense of direction, Nathan sought the guidance of an Indian, John Panichkos, who had a "painted face, and asked for "6.25 francs per day for him and his horse". This drawing shows two men, one of whom is John, seated at the base of a large pine while another man, presumably Nathan, prepares a meal. Blankets spread on the ground suggest they will spend the night here before undertaking another day of arduous travel through the thick forest.
Publisher Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Contributors Mary F. Francey
Date 1885
Type Image
Format application/pdf
Source Albert Tissandier: Drawings of Nature and Industry in the United States
Language fre
Rights Management Digital image c2001 Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 35.56 cm High x 34.29 cm Wide
Source Characteristics Graphite and brush applied ink on paper; etching with brush applied ink
Light Source Kaiser Softlite ProVision 6x55W flourescent 5400K daylight
Archival Resolution TIFF: 4194 x 4648 pixels
Display Resolution JPEG: 900 x 964 pixels
Bit Depth 36-bit color
Scanning Device Leica S1 Pro scanning camera; Hasselblad CFi 50mm F/4 lens; f/11
Exhibit Catalog ISBN: 0-9657215-0-7; Library of Congress Catalog Number: 2001094211
Setname uu_umfa_at
Date Created 2004-06-17
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 415792
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