Corps of Royal Engineers - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Blockhouse, Upper Cascades - Corps of Royal Engineers

    Blockhouse, Upper Cascades, Columbia River - 1860

    Fort Lugenbeel, also known as the Upper Blockhouse, was built in 1856 after the "Cascades Massacre" of the Yakima Indian Wars occurred just downstream. Learn More
  2. Colville Mother and Child - Royal Engineers

    Colville Mother and Child - c. 1860

    This very early photo of a Colville mother and her infant child was taken by the Corps of Royal Engineers, likely near Spokane. Learn More
  3. Early Tepee and Canoe, Pend Oreille River - Royal Engineers

    Early Tepee and Canoe, Pend Oreille River - c. 1860

    A bark canoe and a reed-mat covered tepee sit across the Pend Oreille River from the British Northwest Boundary Commission's encampment near the Canadian border. Learn More
  4. Indian Encampment, Dalles of the Columbia - Royal Engineers

    Indian Encampment, Dalles of the Columbia - 1860

    The patchwork coverings on the tepees shown in this May 1860 photo make you wonder how much more shelter their inhabitants had in the middle of winter. Learn More
  5. Kalispel Couple in Traditional Dress - Royal Engineers

    Kalispel Couple, Wearing Traditional Dress - c. 1861

    This early portrait by the Royal Engineers, and others in its series, are notable as they are some of the first photographs made of Northwest Native Americans. Learn More
  6. Lieutenant Charles W. Wilson, Royal Engineers

    Lieutenant Charles W. Wilson, Royal Engineers - c. 1860

    Lieutenant Wilson was about 24 when this photo was taken, and among other duties, worked as a photographer for the Royal Engineers. Learn More
  7. Mule Laden with Casks, Colville - Corp of Royal Engineers

    Mule Laden with Casks, Colville - c. 1860

    A mule is outfitted to carry casks for the British Northwest Boundary Commission at their Colville "huts" on the Columbia River. Learn More
  8. Officers' Mess House, Fort Vancouver - Corps of Royal Engineers

    Officers' Mess House, Fort Vancouver - May, 1860

    This view of the Officers' Mess Hall is so crisp and clear it's easy to forget it was taken over 150 years ago. (We missed by five months getting back into the 1850s.) Learn More
  9. Part of Kettle Falls on the Columbia - Corps of Royal Engineers

    Part of Kettle Falls on the Columbia - 1860

    Kettle Falls (Salish: Shonitkwu, meaning "roaring or noisy waters") was an ancient and important salmon fishing site on the upper reaches of the Columbia River, in what is today the U.S. state of Washington. Learn More
  10. Three of Spokane Chief Garry's Men - Royal Engineers

    Three of Spokane Chief Garry's Men - c. 1860

    Three of Chief Garry's inner circle, in this early photograph by the Corps of Royal Engineers. Learn More

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