#TBT: “River Therapy”
We’ve maybe all heard of “retail therapy,” where a good shopping trip helps take your mind off your troubles. As Tuesday’s post described, our current times are full of uncertainty, with lots of things that were formerly thought of as settled, now a bit up in the air. As an antidote, I offer you this cyanotype image of the Upper Mississippi, made by Henry Bosse roughly 130 years ago:
The image shows wingdams jutting into the river, early efforts by the Army Corps of Engineers to manage the river’s depth and facilitate commercial navigation. The location, near the short-lived town of Nininger, MN, is in Dakota County, between St. Paul and Hastings, MN.
A restful image, indeed.