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  • Print of Mississauga Point Lighthouse and Fort Niagara
        This print depicts the lighthouse at Mississauga Point and Fort Niagara in the distance. The lighthouse, the first on the Great Lakes, was dismantled in 1814 in order to build Fort Mississauga. Some of the stone from the lighthouse was also used in the creation of the Fort.
      This print depicts the lighthouse at Mississauga Point and Fort Niagara in ...
  • Fort Niagara, Taken from the British Side of the River at Newark. By Joseph Ives Pease
        After R.H. Pease, this ink print was taken from the British side of the river. Aquatint on steel
      After R.H. Pease, this ink print was taken from the British side ...
  • Fort Niagara. By James Pattison Cockburn
        Watercolour over pencil; gouache (white highlights) drawing. Believed to have been created in England. View is of Fort Niagara on the Canadian side of the Niagara River.
      Watercolour over pencil; gouache (white highlights) drawing. Believed to have been created ...
  • Distant View of Fort Niagara
        ILLUSTRATIONS FOR HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY JOHN W. BARBER AND HENRY HOME. Believed to have been created in the United States of America.
      ILLUSTRATIONS FOR HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY JOHN ...
  • Bill of Account: Wood Delivered to Butler's Barracks by Robert Thompson, 1817
        This bill of account is for wood delivered to the wood yard at Butler's Barrack's by Robert Thompson. It is possible that this was for the construction of the barracks following the War of 1812-1814 or for firewood. The military headquarters had been moved from the destroyed Fort George to ...
      This bill of account is for wood delivered to the wood yard ...
  • War of 1812 Engravings: Fort George, Fort Niagara and Winfield Scott at Queenston
        These are three engravings, most likely from a newspaper or other late 19th century literature, originally, and placed onto tiles. It is believed that they were taken from Winfield Scott's autobiography. They have been mounted onto a wooden plaque by the donor with the name of Ambrose Vannater(donor’s ancestor) inscribed ...
      These are three engravings, most likely from a newspaper or other late ...
  • Drawing of Fort Niagara from Fort George
        This is a drawing of Fort Niagara from Fort George, which is in the foreground.
      This is a drawing of Fort Niagara from Fort George, which is ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia under the command of Capt. H. Nelles- May 23 to 29, 1814
        A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia under the command of Captain H. Nelles (1789-1841) who were employed in the engineer departments at Forts George and Niagara from May 23rd to May 29th 1814. This Regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and ...
      A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln ...
  • Fort Niagara. By Col. Alexander Cavalie Mercer
        A watercolour of Fort Niagara from the Canadian side. It also shows a home directly across the river from the Fort.
      A watercolour of Fort Niagara from the Canadian side. It also shows ...
  • A View of Niagara Fort By Sir William Johnson
        Ink Print of Fort Niagara. It reads: "A View of Niagara Fort, taken by Sir William Johnson, on the 25th of July 1759. Drawn on the Spot in 1758."
      Ink Print of Fort Niagara. It reads: "A View of Niagara Fort, ...
  • American Fort, Niagara River. By John Richard Coke Smyth
        An ink print created in England.
      An ink print created in England.
  • Battle of Niagara
        Battle of Niagara, originally sketched by Major Riddle. Below the image, on the right hand side, it reads: "Strickland sc."
      Battle of Niagara, originally sketched by Major Riddle. Below the image, on ...
  • A View of Fort George, Upper Canada, from Old Fort Niagara.
        This is an aquatint and etching print.
      This is an aquatint and etching print.
  • View of Fort Niagara on Lake Ontario from the Lighthouse on the British Side
        An ink print that is believed to have come from Philadelphia.
      An ink print that is believed to have come from Philadelphia.
  • Fort Niagara taken from the British side of the River at Newark
        Fort Niagara taken from the British side of the River at Newark Strickland sc.
      Fort Niagara taken from the British side of the River at Newark ...
  • Tales of the Niagara Frontier
        Pt. 1. Queenston.--Pt. 2. Fort Niagara. Printed by Steele's Press
      Pt. 1. Queenston.--Pt. 2. Fort Niagara. Printed by Steele's Press
  • Fort Niagara Erected 1725- Mary Shaw
        This image is part of a series of drawings done by Mary Shaw, the sixth daughter and 11th child of Hon. Aeneas Shaw. Aeneas Shaw was the first settler of York and participated in the War of 1812. It is a pen and ink grey wash sketch and measures (framed) ...
      This image is part of a series of drawings done by Mary ...
  • Reburial of the men of the 8th Regiment of Foot from the War of 1812 at Fort Niagara in 1911
        These photos are from Fort Niagara in 1911 of the reburial of the men of the 8th Regiment of Foot from the War of 1812. In a Niagara Historical Society publication (No. 23), dated 1911-1912, Janet Carnochan had this to say about the event: "A very interesting ceremony took place ...
      These photos are from Fort Niagara in 1911 of the reburial of ...
  • Sword and Scabbard Owned by Captain Daniel Servos- 1778
        This is an officer’s sword that has the inscription “Capt’n Daniel Servos, Butler’s Rangers 1778” on its scabbard. The hilt is silver and green with an eagle on the pommel. The sword was donated to the Museum by William Kirby, who married into the Servos family. Servos is said to ...
      This is an officer’s sword that has the inscription “Capt’n Daniel Servos, ...
  • The Taking of Fort George
        This print is a depiction of the taking of Fort George by the Americans, by both land and water. The events featured in the print took place in 1813. The print's point of view is from the mouth of the Niagara River. The print shows the lighthouse that once stood ...
      This print is a depiction of the taking of Fort George by ...
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