Worthington Whittredge Reenactor, Frontier Traveler Picture of the Day

WhittredgeReenactor portraying Worthington Whittredge at Bent’s Fort, La Junta, Colorado.  Whittredge was a landscape painter of the Hudson River School who traveled from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains in 1865.  While there he sketched his pictures, then returned to New York to put them to canvas.  His painting “Crossing the River Platte” hangs in the White House.

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