J. Edward B. Greene, 1909. J. Edward B. Greene, photographer. Original. Framed and glazed. SIGNED boldly by Author-Naturalist John Burroughs & Photographer Greene below the portrait image on the border, octavo (image size: 6 1/4" x 4 3/8"; overall photo: ~ 8 3/4" x 6 3/8") sepia-toned photograph of John Burroughs reading at his desk by candlelight; in a wooden frame with 1/2" border that's worn and sllightly chipped. (Photo not removed from sealed and glazed frame, so its overall height and breadth may be slightly larger than noted.). Near Fine. Item #3364
John Burroughs (1837 – 1921) was an American naturalist and nature essayist, active in the U.S. conservation movement.
In the words of his biographer Edward Renehan, Burroughs' special identity was less that of a scientific naturalist than that of "a literary naturalist with a duty to record his own unique perceptions of the natural world." In his 1910 journal, Burrough's wrote: "Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all--that has been my religion."--Wikipedia
Photographer Greene is mentioned in The Works of John Burroughs (Volume 16 of the Riverby set).
HANDSOME photo of the great naturalist and writer reading a book by candlelight.
With a San Rafael Auction tag on the backing dated 1947. COA furnished upon request.