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Catalog Number 1947.064.001
Object Name Print
Scope & Content Color print of a water color painting titled "A View of Detroit and the Straits, taken from the Huron Church June 22nd, 1804" by Edward Walsh. Hand written text underneath the title reads "Here the Americans first landed to invade Upper Canada. The Straits are three miles across. General Brock returned the compliment & took Detroit," referencing the siege of Detroit by British General Isaac Brock during the War of 1812. The view depicts Detroit from the Canadian shore. On the Canadian side, in the foreground, can be seen the Huron Church and small settlements, along with a horse drawn carriage and a man on horseback riding along a dirt trail on the left side. Across the straits, in the background, can be seen Fort Detroit, with several ships and a large American flag visible.
Date 1804
People Walsh, Edward
Brock, Isaac
Extent of Description 14.125" x 10"
Collection Detroit Views
Search Terms Huron Church
War of 1812
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