Alexander Anderson (illustrator)

Alexander Anderson
Dr Alexander Anderson (April 21, 1775 – January 17, 1870) was an American physician and illustrator.wikipedia
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Wood engraving

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He is one of the earliest American wood-engravers.
Alexander Anderson introduced the technique to the United States.

Physician

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Dr Alexander Anderson (April 21, 1775 – January 17, 1870) was an American physician and illustrator.

Illustrator

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Dr Alexander Anderson (April 21, 1775 – January 17, 1870) was an American physician and illustrator.

New York City

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Anderson was born in New York City to Scottish parents.

Scotland

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Anderson was born in New York City to Scottish parents.

Bellevue Hospital

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He became the first doctor at what would become Bellevue Hospital, established to deal with an outbreak of yellow fever in New York City in 1795.

Yellow fever

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He became the first doctor at what would become Bellevue Hospital, established to deal with an outbreak of yellow fever in New York City in 1795.

Embargo Act of 1807

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Anderson is the author of the cartoon Ograbme, a spoof on the Embargo Act of 1807.

Evacuation Day (New York)

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An anecdote by New York physician Alexander Anderson told of a scuffle between a British officer and the proprietress of a boarding house, as she defiantly raised her own American flag before noon.

April 21

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Sinterklaas

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In New York, two years earlier John Pintard published a pamphlet with illustrations of Alexander Anderson in which he calls for making Saint Nicholas the patron Saint of New York and starting a Sinterklaas tradition.