Views on the Mississippi

THE PHOTOGRAPHS
OF HENRY PETER BOSSE

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Henry Peter Bosse HENRY PETER BOSSE (1844-1903), a German immigrant and grandson of a great Prussian war hero, was a mapmaker and photographer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1874 until his death.

Henry Peter Bosse is now recognized as the leading photographer of the Mississippi River during the late nineteenth century. He extensively photographed the Upper Mississippi from 1883 to 1893, a time of unprecedented environmental and social change. His work was practically unknown until five separate volumes of his photographs were discovered within the past decade. Since then, his photographs have been exhibited at the Smithsonian and other national museums and purchased by private art collectors around the world.

MARK NEUZIL is associate professor of journalism and mass communication and of environmental studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and several other newspapers and magazines. He is the coauthor with William Kovarik of Mass Media and Environmental Conflict: America's Green Crusade. An avid outdoorsman, he has lived all his life on the Mississippi and its tributaries.

MERRY A. FORESTA is senior curator of photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. She writes frequently about American art and photography, and is most recently the author of American Photographs: The First Century and Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography.

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