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Drawing

First Fort Crawford

Date: October 1829
Description: Fort Crawford as drawn by Seth Eastman. People are in a canoe in the river in the foreground. Across the river is the fort, other buildings around the fort...
Photograph

Old Fort Crawford

Date: 1817
Description: Elevated view of Old Fort Crawford. Caption reads: "Log Fort Crawford 1816-1829 Sketch Made From, Maj. S.H. Long's Description of 1817."
Photograph

Voyageurs at Fort William

Date: 1860
Description: Nine men arrive at Fort William by canoe. Fort William, also called Kaministiguia, was the Hudson's Bay fur trading post. Men are standing along the opposi...
Photograph

Fort Winnebago

Date: 1834
Description: Postcard reproduction of an oil painting of Fort Winnebago, which was built in 1827 by Major William Whistler and a detachment of the First Infantry.
Painting

Fort Crawford

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Description: Painting of Fort Crawford on the panel of an oak door.
Photograph

Fort Boonesborough

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Description: Drawing of an elevated view of Fort Boonesborough, built by Daniel Boone in 1775. Caption reads: "Boone's Fort".
Postcard

Fort Crawford

Date: 1830
Description: Illustration of Fort Crawford. Caption reads: "Fort Crawford in 1830, Prairie Du Chien, Wis."
Print

Fort Dearborn and the Kinzie Mansion

Date: 1820
Description: Engraving of Fort Dearborn (center) and Kinzie Mansion (right) after Seth Eastman's original drawing in 1820 for the U. S. Army. Several people are visible...
Painting

Fort Winnebago

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Description: Photographic copy of a painting depicting Fort Winnebago, made by I. A. Ridgway of Portage, Wisconsin. Fort Winnebago was built in 1827 by Major William W...
Photograph

Model of Fort Michilimackinac (Mackinac)

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Description: Replica of Fort Michilimackinac, also called Mackinac.
Photograph

Sketch of Fort Michilimackinac

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Description: Sketch of the Fort at Michilimackinac (also called Mackinac) as it was under French rule.
Photograph

Fort Crawford

Date: 1864
Description: Fort Crawford was decommissioned in 1856, having outlived its usefulness as a frontier post. During the Civil War, however, it functioned as a military ho...
Drawing

Fort Armstrong

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Description: Illustration of Fort Armstrong on Rock Island, looking from opposite shoreline. There is a barge and other boats on the Mississippi River in front of the f...
Photograph

Fort Howard

Date: 1851
Description: A rare photograph of U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Howard rowing a boat on the Fox River. Fort Howard, built in 1816, was the first in the chain of...
Photograph

Fort Howard

Date: 1818
Description: Overhead view of the layout of the fort, with the Fox River at the top, and a "Cranberry Marsh of 1/2 mile in extent" below right. At the bottom is a rende...
Photograph

Site of Perrot's Wintering Post

Date: 1880
Description: Elevated view of two men on a rock formation in the foreground, one man sitting, and one man standing holding a flag. Below them is the Mississippi River a...
Photograph

Fort Howard

Date: 1867
Description: Elevated view of Fort Howard, from the top of a grain elevator, when it was being destroyed to make room for the Chicago and Northwestern Railway switchyar...
Photograph

Site of Perrot's Wintering Post

Date: 1885
Description: Elevated view over trees towards the Mississippi River. 1885-90. Across the field in the foreground are people with an American flag standing along the sho...

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