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Carl Klaner's Farm near Woodstock in Canada | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society

Painting

Carl Klaner's Farm near Woodstock in Canada

Carl Klaner's Farm near Woodstock in Canada | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
Mr. Klaner, who had just come from Elberfeld to Canada in 1858, purchased this farm and worked it with his wife and children. Initially they were plagued by numerous rattlesnakes nesting under felled trees and stumps. Pigs, however, would hunt, kill, and eat them. Though fatal to humans and other livestock, the rattlesnake's bite was apparently not injurious to pigs. Thus on many farms Hölzlhuber found pigs running free.    Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner.
DESCRIPTION
Mr. Klaner, who had just come from Elberfeld to Canada in 1858, purchased this farm and worked it with his wife and children. Initially they were plagued by numerous rattlesnakes nesting under felled trees and stumps. Pigs, however, would hunt, kill, and eat them. Though fatal to humans and other livestock, the rattlesnake's bite was apparently not injurious to pigs. Thus on many farms Hölzlhuber found pigs running free. Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:28151
Creation Date:circa 1859
Creator Name:Hölzlhuber, Franz, 1826-1898
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Collection Name:Franz Hölzlhuber, 1826-1898 : Sketches and associated materials, 1856-1860, 1959
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:PH 3131.29
Original Dimensions:8 x 5.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image is one of forty-two watercolor drawings from a sketchbook by Holzlhuber, documenting his trip to the U.S., especially to Wisconsin and Canada in 1856-1860.
SUBJECTS
Farmhouses
Landforms
Farm buildings
Farms

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