Happy Juneteenth and Father’s Day weekend to all! This photograph of Union Army officer Thomas Hughes is one of two preserved alongside 11 letters he wrote while serving in the Civil War. Appearing in the other photo is likely his daughter, with a notation on the verso: “Sept. 1862, Carried by Father thru the War.”
British Regimental Surgeon Edward Walsh sketched this view of Fort St. Joseph on July 12, 1804. Established as a military garrison and fur trade post, Fort St. Joseph was situated on St. Joseph Island, roughly 40 miles south of Sault Ste Marie, in Canadian waters. Former Clements Library Intern Jonathan Quint visited the site and took these pictures of the fort ruins and surrounding landscape—and a historical sign featuring Walsh’s painting.
Did you know? We recently launched a marketplace where you can order a portfolio of reproductions of Walsh’s “Sketches from Nature made in Upper Canada in the Years 1803, 1804 and 1805”: leadersandbest.umich.edu/clements-marketplace
Get a closer look at more watercolors created by Walsh in the Clements Library Image Bank: myumi.ch/qg3rK ... See MoreSee Less