The 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
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.3230436638071 Longitude: -83.0417842480469
Creative Commons licence:
by [more details]
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

Detroit in 1820
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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.