: William J. Baer's portrayal of Serpent Mound from the northwest, converted into an engraving for Century Magazine. Known as Great Serpent Mound, it is nearly a quarter mile long with an average height of 4-5 feet and a width of 20-25 feet. This large serpent effigy sits atop a plateau overlooking the Brush Creek Valley. The mound is thought to date to the Fort Ancient culture (AD 1000-1550).
William Jacob Baer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on January 29, 1860. Baer was well known for his miniature paintings which helped revive the art of miniature painting in America. He died in East Orange, New Jersey in 1941. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL02912 Subjects
: Adena Culture (800 B.C.–A.D. 100); Fort Ancient Culture (A.D. 1000–1650); Great Serpent Mound (Ohio); Earthworks (Art)--United States; American Indian history; Baer, William J. (William Jacob), 1860-1941 Places
: Adams County (Ohio)