1812 History
Taking of Niagara Drawing


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Drawings
Description:
This appears to be a late 19th or early 20th century copy of an image that appeared in the Philadelphia Portfolio in 1817 showing the "Taking of Niagara" or the Battle of Fort George in 1813. The image provides some understanding of buildings that existed before the destruction of the town in December 1813 by retreating American forces following their occupation of the town. This image shows the lighthouse, houses and churches that once stood in the town.

This event occurred on 27 May 1813 and was the attack on the town by US troops during the War of 1812.
Date of Original:
1817
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
991.165
Geographic Coverage:
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
Contact
Niagara Historical Society Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

43 Castlereagh Street

P.O. Box 208

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

L0S 1J0

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Taking of Niagara Drawing


This appears to be a late 19th or early 20th century copy of an image that appeared in the Philadelphia Portfolio in 1817 showing the "Taking of Niagara" or the Battle of Fort George in 1813. The image provides some understanding of buildings that existed before the destruction of the town in December 1813 by retreating American forces following their occupation of the town. This image shows the lighthouse, houses and churches that once stood in the town.

This event occurred on 27 May 1813 and was the attack on the town by US troops during the War of 1812.