A photograph of Augustin Grignon near the end of his life.

Augustin Grignon


This studio portrait of Augustin Grignon, a fur trader and settler in the Fox Valley, was taken near the end of his life, about the time he dictated the "Recollections of Seventy-Two Years" given at Turning Points. He is shown holding a tomahawk made from a gun barrel by Jourdain, the government blacksmith in Green Bay, which could also be used as a pipe.


Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
The French Fur Trade
Early U.S. Settlement
Creator: unknown
Pub Data: Original photograph in the Visual Materials collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (image ID 4170).
Citation: Augustin Grignon. Original photograph in the Visual Materials collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (image ID 4170). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1009; Visited on: 9/2/2014
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