Here he is in what I can only believe is a typical pose. At least from what I know about him from one of his distant relations. The photo is to be found at the site of author David Michaelis, who published a biography of N.C. in 1988.
There's little point in my adding much because of the great links below which I hope you will find enjoyable and entertaining, except to say that Converse, as he was known to family and friends, and I attended the same Boston high school, Mechanic Arts, where we both studied drafting—he in the late 1890s, I in the early 1940s.
There is also another connection. His mother and the grandmother of one of my dear friends who was born Barbara Zaugg, were sisters whose parents emigrated to the United States from Switzerland. Barbara and her mother were often guests of the Wyeths at their summer home in Maine. This generous tradition was continued through the years with Andrew and his wife, Betsy. Family was, and presumably still is, very important to this remarkably gifted family.
Brandywine River Museum is one of the finest small museums to be found anywhere. In this case it's on Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
Click here for a bio of N.C. Wyeth.
The following illustrations appeared in the March 1906 issue of Scribner's Monthly Magazine. Wyeth was the author of the piece as well. Click on the images to enlarge.
"The wild, spectacular race for dinner."
"A night herder."