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John Browne

 (1821 - 1875)
John Ross Browne was active/lived in California, District Of Columbia.  John Browne is known for travel book illustration, frontier painting.

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John Browne


A peripatetic illustrator for the United States government, John Ross Browne also illustrated and wrote his own travel books.  Combining personal and official travel experiences during the 1840s, 50s and 60s, Browne recorded adventures in gold-mining California, Apache country in Arizona, sailing around Cape Horn in South America, writing reports in Texas and New Orleans, sightseeing in the Middle East and Europe and serving his government in China.  Many of his writings with sketches were published in Harper's Magazine.

John Browne was born in Dublin, Ireland, and immigrated with his parents to Louisville, Kentucky in 1832.  He studied shorthand, and then worked in Washington DC for the United States  ...  Displaying 750 of 5460 characters.



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About  John Browne

Born:  1821 - Beggarsbush, Dublin, Ireland
Died:   1875 - Oakland, California
Known for:  travel book illustration, frontier painting