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Fort Abercrombie, balloon view from Minnesota side of Red River
Fort Abercrombie, balloon view from Minnesota side of Red River
TitleFort Abercrombie, balloon view from Minnesota side of Red River
Date of Original186-?
DescriptionThe various fort buildings at Fort Abercrombie are visible in this sketch done from a balloon. Soldiers drill on the parade grounds, and a flag is visible in the center of the stockade. A tipi is located outside the walls, and Indians dance in a circle. A wagon and horses drives towards the fort.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
Indians of North America
Subject (LCTGM)Forts & fortifications
Carts & wagons
Horses
Flags
Soldiers
LocationFort Abercrombie (Abercrombie, N.D.)
Decade1860-1869
Item Number2005-P-04-012
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Publisher of OriginalWhitney's Gallery (St. Paul, Minn.)
Place of PublicationSt. Paul (Minn.)
Transcription"Fort Abercrombie, balloon view from Minnesota side of Red River"--Printed on front of photograph.
"From Clementine Ross 1807 Junipers Serra Blvd Daily City Calif March 26 1941 Possessed seventy two years by C.R."--Handwritten on back of photograph.
"Whitney's Gallery St. Paul The plate from which this picture was made will be preserved Copies can be obtained at any time. Photograph albums in great variety. Card photographs of Indians, scenery, & celebrities for sale"--Printed on back of photograph.
NotesArtist unknown, but name 'Salisbury' printed on front of photograph.
Biography/HistoryFort Abercrombie was the first fort in the Dakota Territory, built in 1857, dismantled the next year, and reconstructed in 1860.
External Resourcehttp://history.nd.gov/historicsites/abercrombie/index.html
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionMiscellaneous Photograph Collection 2005-P-04
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2005-P-04-012)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2005P04012
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