Full Caption: Theodor de Bry. Praying around the fire with rattles. Engraving after a watercolor by John White. From Thomas Hariot, A Briefe and True Report of . . . Virginia. Rare Book and Special Collections Division. LC-USZ62-54017. Full Caption: Theodor de Bry. Praying around the fire with rattles. Engraving after a watercolor by John White. From Thomas Hariot, A Briefe and True Report of . . . Virginia. Rare Book and Special Collections Division. LC-USZ62-54017.

De Bry's description for this engraving, based on Hariot's text, begins: ”When they have escaped any great danger by sea or land or returned from the war, as a token of joy they make a great fire about which the men and women sit together, holding a certain fruit in their hands like a round pumpkin or a gourd . . . .” Among the additions that de Bry made to John White's drawing were the two standing and conversing figures on the left, one of them female, and the foreground and background details. The Prints and Photographs Division holds reproductions and negatives for many of John White's watercolor drawings.

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