Drachenfels, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
A wood engraving of this subject "RED RIVER EXPEDITION.-PURGATORY LANDING." is in Canadian illustrated news, Montreal 9 July 1870 (v.2, no.2) p.17; the tug is identified as the "Pioneer" on p. 18, col. 2. Painted 1913.|1870 (painted 1913)
Inscribed l.l.: Wm. Armstrong / May 12. 1870; l.r.: 1913; vso of mount: cropped] Ste Marie to Lake Superior / [cropped] adian side (called Purgatory [cropped] ing The American Government / [cropped]d not permit our Steamers / [cropped] through American Canal with / [cropped] Material on board / W.A / [the following in a different hand] 3437
Medium: Watercolour, touches of gouache. Laid down on mount
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