Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth-Cave in Kentucky. Detail view of one of the veins of the stalactite cave stretching over 357 km whose air once was said to have an extraordinary healing power for lung diseases. In the foreground figurines, one with a torch. Steel engraving. C. 1855. 4⅞ × 6⅜ in (12.5 × 16.2 cm).

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“ Sir, yes, (the Rubens) is closer to the one in London (recte Dresden), but the one we have is on copper. Thank you for your time. Highest regards, D… A… (and yes America could use a blessing about now) ”

(Mr. D. A., November 4, 2003)