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Map of the Trans-Mississippi Territory of the United States During the Period of the American Fur Trade as Conducted from St. Louis between the Years 1807 and 1843
This map, published in 1902 in H.M. Chittenden’s History of the Fur Trade of the Far West, shows major cartographic features of the American West in the early 19th century, including the location of key Native American populations, forts, trading posts, and physical features, such as mountains and rivers. French voyageurs pioneered fur trading and trapping in Canada and the American West before the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, but the basic geography of this vast region was poorly understood before the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804–6 ...
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Authorization Granted to Jacques Hertel de Cournoyer, to Travel to the Pays-d’En-Haut for the Purpose of Trading Furs
With this document dated April 30, 1721, and signed in Montreal, Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil (1643–1725), governor of New France, permitted Jacques Hertel de Cournoyer (1667–1748) to go to the Pays d'en Haut (a vast territory to the west of Montreal) with two canoes and eight men. Cournoyer was to serve Father Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix (1682–1761), a priest who was traveling to the region ostensibly to visit missions, but who had been ordered by Philippe, duc d’Orléans, to find the western sea, thought to provide ...
Quebec and Lake Saint-John Railway: Hudson's Bay Company Post, Metabetchouan River
This image is part of a collection of 91 photographs taken between 1887 and 1890 by the Livernois Photography Studio of Quebec City. The photographs depict the development and economic expansion of the Saguenay Fjord and Lake Saint-John region of the province of Quebec at the end of the 19th century. Much of this growth was associated with the building of the new railroad system. The photographs show railroad construction, fishing, tourism activities, as well as various locations in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, including the village of Roberval. Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is a vast area ...
Papers of Joseph Ingraham, 1790-1792: Journal of the Voyage of the Brigantine "Hope" from Boston to the North-West Coast of America
Joseph Ingraham was the master of the brigantine Hope, a 70-ton American ship that was designed and equipped to make the trip around Cape Horn to the west coast of North America, from there to China, and from China back to Boston. In the late 18th century, American fur traders undertook expeditions to the northwestern Pacific, where they obtained furs, which they brought for sale to the Chinese port of Canton (present-day Guangdong). There they acquired tea, silk, porcelain, and other goods for sale in the U.S. market. This ...
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Womrath and Neville, Manufactory of Fringes, Tassels, Cords & c. and George F. Womrath, Fur Store, 15 and 13 North Fourth Street, Philadelphia
William H. Rease, born in Pennsylvania circa 1818, was the most prolific lithographer of advertising prints in Philadelphia during the 1840s and 1850s. This advertisement shows two adjoining storefronts adorned with signage and display windows on North Fourth Street above Market Street. At number 15, the Womrath & Neville storefront, a clerk is visible helping a female patron. Shelves of merchandise line the wall behind him. Fringes, tassels, and other trimmings, a framed graphic, and a small broadside fill the main windows marked "Hosiery," "Trimmings," "Bindings," and "Tapes & Thread." Between the ...
Charles Oakford and Sons Model Hat Store. Hats, Caps and Furs, Wholesale and Retail. Numbers 826 and 828, Chestnut Street, Continental Hotel, Philadelphia
This advertisement from around 1860 shows the ornately furnished interior of the hat store established by Charles Oakford in Philadelphia in 1827. On each side of the long room are fitting tables with lavish freestanding light fixtures. Both sides of the room are lined with glass display cases filled with hats for men. In the foreground, Oakford assists a patron seated at one of the tables. On the table are a number of hats. Behind the men, a clerk pulls a hat from one of the cases. In the background ...