Cartoon of Northeast Boundary dispute, ca. 1842

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Cartoon of Northeast Boundary dispute, ca. 1842

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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.

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  • Title: Cartoon of Northeast Boundary dispute, ca. 1842
  • Creation Date: circa 1842
  • Subject Date: circa 1842
  • Location: Fort Kent, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Pen and ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 50 cm x 33 cm
  • Local Code: MS67-2040
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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