Saturday, August 6, 2016

Native Americans in 1736 Georgia - Philipp Georg Friedrich von Reck 1710–1798


1736 Georgia Philipp Georg Friedrich von Reck (German artist, 1710–1798) Indians going a-hunting

In 1736, Philipp Georg Friedrich von Reck (German artist, 1710–1798) then only 25 years old, sailed with other colonists from Germany to Georgia. One of his intentions, expressed in a letter before he left Europe, was to bring back from America "ocular proof" of what he called "this strange new world." Idealistic & enthusiastic, well-educated & blessed with an amazing artistic gift, von Reck kept a travel diary, wrote separate descriptions of the plants, animals & Indians he discovered in Georgia & drew some 50 watercolor & pencil sketches of what he saw. 


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