Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit in 1820
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Prints
Description
The foreground shows the Canadian shoreline with several people standing, sitting, and playing near the Detroit River. The steamship Walk-in-the-Water is shown sailing down the river, along with several smaller sail boats. The shoreline of Detroit occupies the background. Landmarks on the Detroit shore are indicated underneath the image, from left to right, as follows: Truax House, Merchant’s Wharf, Campau House, Roby Wharf, Fort Shelby, Jas. A. Abbott’s Warehouse, Wings Wharf, St. Ann’s Church, Gov. Hulls Residence, and French Chapel.
Inscriptions
Text at bottom center reads "Detroit in 1820, From an original sketch made in 1820 by George H. Whistler C.E. / With View of ’Walk-in-the-Water.’ / Arrive at Detroit May 20th 1819. Job Fish Commander." Small printed text on the bottom left reads "Entered According to Act of Congress A.D. 1877 by M. A. Tryon in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D.C." Printed text on the bottom right reads "The Calvert Lith. Co. Detroit."
Publisher
Calvert Lith. Co.
Place of Publication
Detroit, MI
Date of Publication
1877
Date Of Event
1820
Dimensions
Width: 26.375 in
Height: 19.25 in
Subject(s)
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.3230436638071 Longitude: -83.0417842480469
Recommended Citation
Detroit Historical Society , 1962.201.001
Location of Original
Detroit Historical Society
Contact
Detroit Historical Society
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

5401 Woodward Ave.,

Detroit, MI 48202

P. 313.833.7935

F. 313.833.5342

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Detroit in 1820


The foreground shows the Canadian shoreline with several people standing, sitting, and playing near the Detroit River. The steamship Walk-in-the-Water is shown sailing down the river, along with several smaller sail boats. The shoreline of Detroit occupies the background. Landmarks on the Detroit shore are indicated underneath the image, from left to right, as follows: Truax House, Merchant’s Wharf, Campau House, Roby Wharf, Fort Shelby, Jas. A. Abbott’s Warehouse, Wings Wharf, St. Ann’s Church, Gov. Hulls Residence, and French Chapel.