January 19, 2017

Today in History: John James Audubon


Today in History–January 27–the Library of Congress features John James Audubon, who died on this date in 1851. Audubon was a naturalist and artist, earning fame for his drawings and paintings of North American birds. Learn more about the namesake of the National Audubon Society by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more related primary sources.

John James Audubon primary source set

Select Audubon Birds of America drawings

More Audubon prints

John James Audubon’s Memoir

In Audubon’s Labrador

Bird Day & bird primary sources

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