Fort Canby, Washington Territory - 1880s


Fort Canby, Washington Territory - Davidson

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Fort Canby at Cape Disappointment, on the Washington side of the mouth of the Columbia. A lighthouse was built at Cape Disappointment in 1856, and cannons added in 1862; neither are visible in this photo. In 1875, the fort was expanded and named for General Edward Canby, who was killed in a battle with the Modocs in northern California in 1873. This photograph was made about 10 years later. Note the two-piece flagpole in detail 2, possibly fashioned from a ship's mast. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0032
Photographer Isaac G. Davidson
Location Washington State
Subject Military
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.7 x 8.2 inches
Photographer's Number Number 25.