Taking of Niagara Drawing
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- 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.
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- 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.
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- Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
- Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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