Unique NY Souvenier printed linen towel depicting pre-Revolutionary era 1755 Fort William Henry at Lake George - Captain Robert Rogers & Company of Rangers
I have two different towels, refer to my store- Pictures depict militia in mid- 1700's- Roger's Rangers, Grenadier, 48th Regiment of foot,and provincial militia. Plus Indians, cannons and Fort Henry.
Fort William Henry was constructed at the southern end of Lake George in 1755 by Major-General William Johnson and a group of colonial volunteers. The British military strategists designed the fort as a key installation in the northern defense of the colony of New York. It would also serve as a launching point for future military operations against the threatening French empire to the north. Finally, the fort would guard the portage between the waters of Lake George and the Hudson River to prevent any large scale French invasion. This portage was a vital link in the water route from Montreal to New York City. Formed by the St. Lawrence and Richelieu Rivers, Lake Champlain, Lake George, and the Hudson River, this historic "Warpath of the Nations" provided an avenue over which the French and British armies and their Indian allies moved in their military operations for the conquest of North America. The fort was constructed during the armed prelude to the final colonial conflict between France and England in the New World. It served His Britannic Majesty in the French and Indian War which marked the culmination of a century of struggle for the control of the North American Continent and saw the English emerge supreme.
Towel is in pre-owned good condition, it had been framed but no glue was used. There is a seam at the top with open ends where a small window rod could be slipped in or use rings with clips to make great window curtains for a boys room or kitchen if you win the coordinating towel being sold in my store. Towel measures 17" across by 30" high
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 19 February, 2010.