The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust – Walking Encyclopedia V
Auction Ends: Mar 17, 2010 02:30 PM EDT


Opportunity to own a 22 X 30 limited edition print: Pockwockamus Falls - Bert Lincoln Call

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Estimated Value
$950 USD
Opening Bid
$450 USD

Item Description

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This is a great opportunity to own a limited edition print from the Bert Lincoln Call / Henry David Thoreau Exhibit:

See the Maine Woods as Thoreau did with this 1915 print. Photographer: Bert Lincoln Call
Image Title: Pockwockamus Falls, with Mount Katahdin
Image Size: 22 X 30"
Mount Size: 30 X 37"
Limited Edition Size: 35

Description:  Digital Pigment on Crane's Silver Rag paper, from a Bert Call original negative, Dry-mounted on Rising 4-Ply museum board.

Henry David Thoreau's text Included with the Photograph:

“We were soon at the Aboljacarmegus Falls. Anxious to avoid the delay as well as the labor of the portage here, our boatmen went forward first to reconnoitre, and concluded to let the batteau down the falls, carrying the baggage only over the portage. Jumping from rock to rock until nearly in the middle of the stream, we were ready to receive the boat and let her down over the first fall, some six or seven feet perpendicular. The boatmen stand upon the edge of a shelf of rock where the fall is perhaps nine or ten feet perpendicular, in from one to two feet of rapid water, one on each side of the boat, and let it slide gently over, till the bow is run out ten or twelve feet in the air; then letting it drop squarely, while one holds the painter, the other leaps in, and his companion following, they are whirled down the rapids to a new fall, or to smooth water.”

—Henry David Thoreau, “1846 Ktaadn”, The Maine Woods

Retail Price: $950

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