William Armstrong came to Nipigon as a member of a government survey party in1867 and in 1869.
These are his Nipigon area paintings from: Henry C. Campbell's Early Days on the Great Lakes: the Art of William Armstrong published by McClelland and Stewart Ltd., Toronto 1971 pp. 128
|This is the usual shape of our canoes.|
I am still trying to figure how the artist that illustrated Elizabeth Taylor's 1889 trip
got his canoe to have oar-locks.
|Portaging the canoe along the Nipigon River|
|Miss De La Ronde, daughter of the post superintendent |
with Ojibway canoes at the Hudson's Bay Company Post
on Lake Nipigon.
|Hudson's Bay Company Post Lake Nipigon. Note the teepees's shape.|
|An Indian encampment at the mouth of the Black Sturgeon River. |
Note the shape of these homes on the far side.
|Now we are back at the Nipigon "Harbour" view in 1867 -69.|
The camera may have been invented in 1839 but very few made it into the wilds until almost 1900.
The artist was the primary source of our live-style records.