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Photograph

Fort Shelby

Date: 1814 

Description: Fort Shelby built in 1814 and named for the Governor of Kentucky, was surrendered to British forces later in 1814 and renamed Fort McKay. Pictured here is...

Historical Object

White Women's Shoes

Date: 1811 ca.

Description: A pair of off-white, kid leather women's shoes with shirred ribbon decoration on the top. They were most likely worn by Sylvia (Putnam) Hamilton (donor Gra...

Photograph

Fort Shelby

Date: 1814 ca.

Description: Fort Shelby, built by the Americans during the War of 1812. In 1814 the fort surrendered to British forces led by Captain Andrew W. Bulger who renamed it...

Date: 1812 

Description: Swiss baptismal certificate, Glarus.

Date: 1812-07-29 

Description: A handwritten order to evacuate Ft. Dearborn.

Date: 1814 

Description: Etching depicting the burning of Washington, D.C. by the British during the War of 1812. In the foreground are a number of soldiers moving toward the Capit...

Book or Pamphlet

1812 Fur Trade Engagement

Date: 1812-03-14 

Description: English translation of the Fur Trade Engagement for Charles St. Antoine dit Vacher.

Date: 1810 before

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, streets, and the public square. The bottom right margin reads: "Robert M. Eberts, Henry S. Baird, A.G. Ellis, R.S. S...

Date: 1816-10-19 

Description: The front page of a letter with the greeting "Dear Sister" written by Daniel Boone.

Date: 1819 date unknown

Description: A commemorative handkerchief created by a wood engraving on white cotton fabric. The scene is the Manchester Reform Meeting, in England. A crowd of demonst...

Date: 1816-10-19 

Description: The second page of a letter written by Daniel Boone to his sister.

Date: 1814-08-07 

Description: The first page of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Lancelot Minor.

Date: 1816 ca.

Description: This is a photostat copy of a manuscript map in the National Archives showing a plan of Fort Howard and a view of its north side. Originally surveyed by Wi...

Date: 1812 

Description: A contract, written by Joseph Grubb regarding work and boarding for Samuel Marshall, which is signed by Grubb.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Peace, Newspaper Article

Date: 1815-02-13 

Description: Newspaper article declaring peace between the United States and Great Britain at the end of the War of 1812.

Date: 1814 

Description: Scale: about 43 miles to 1 in. Boundaries colored.

Date: 1812 ca.

Description: Four rusted bayonets and shot that sat in the hold of the ship Niagara for 80 years.

Drawing

Fort Crawford

Date: 1817 

Description: Forth Crawford (1816-1831).

Date: 1814-09-20 

Description: First newspaper printing of "The Star Spangled Banner". Printed six days after the Battle of Fort McHenry, where Frances Scott Key wrote the poem that woul...

Book or Pamphlet

U.S. Capitol after the Fire

Date: 1814 

Description: Exterior view of the U.S. Capitol building after the fire in August. The Federal building was burned by British forces during the War of 1812. In the foreg...

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