Browse Items tagged "nature" (16 total)

English colonists approach the island of Roanoke in a small boat in 1585 in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Due to shallow waters, the English had difficulty finding a safe passage to the…

The Roanoke Indian town ofPomeioocis depicted in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry shows village life as it was lived by the…

Figures of Indians, as well as copious fruits and vegetables that highlight Virginia's abundance, embellish the title page of a 1590 Latin edition of Thomas Hariot'sA briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia. The book, initially…

Indian men and women dance around a circle while three young women embrace in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry attempts to depict…

A group of Indians is portrayed using fire, spears, and traps to catch fish in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry shows life as it was…

Chief Running Deer, of the Rappahannock Indians, prepares to throw a stone-pointed spear at a fish in the James River at the Jamestown Festival Park. At the time Chiles T. Larson took this undated photograph, Running Deer served as a historical…

Three rowboats sit on what may be the Chickahominy River in this photograph by James Mooney taken in 1900. Mooney (1861–1921) was an Indiana native who worked for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology compiling information…

A Chickahominy man, wearing a suit and tie and carrying a hat and cane, poses in front of a rowboat docked at the bank of a river. The photograph, by James Mooney, was taken somewhere in Virginia in 1900. Mooney (1861–1921) was an Indiana…

Four Chickahominy men fish from rowboats in this photograph by James Mooney taken somewhere in Virginia in 1900. Mooney (1861–1921) was an Indiana native who worked for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology compiling…

An agricultural field, likely on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William County, is the subject of this photograph by De Lancey W. Gill taken in October 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian…