Cartoon of Northeast Boundary dispute
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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Fort Kent December 1842 is the title of this cartoon that shows the blockhouse at Fort Kent, and the field, forest and riders nearby. This was matted back to back with the other part of the cartoon - showing Daniel Webster and Lord Ashburton shaking hands after the Webster-Ashburton agreement on the Northeast boundary lines of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. See #6643. Fort Kent was the last wooden blockhouse built in Maine erected to protect against the Canadians/British during the Aroostook War when the boundary line was in dispute.
- Title: Cartoon of Northeast Boundary dispute
- Creation Date: circa 1842
- Subject Date: circa 1842
- Town: Fort Kent
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Pen and ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 50 x 33
- Local Code: MS67-2040
- Object Type: Text and Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Great Britain. Treaties, etc. United States, 1842 Aug. 9--Caricatures and cartoons
Northeast boundary of the United States
Treaty of Washington, 1842
Webster-Ashburton Treaty, 1842
Ashburton, Alexander Baring, Baron, 1774-1848
Fort Kent (Me.)--Caricatures and cartoons
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