Wyoming Trails Gallery
The Fine Art of Barbara Schaffner

"First Steamship to Fort Union"

Barbara Schaffner
Edition 250 Artist's Proofs 25
  22" x 30" $425.00  
First Steamship to Fort Union
  A giclee print on canvas. This historic print depicts the celebration of the steamboat Yellowstone arriving in 1832. Its successful arrival proved the practicability of steam navigation in the upper region of the Missouri waters. On board is Pierre Chouteau of The American Fur Company and on shore is Kenneth McKenzie, Bourgeois of Fort Union and manager of the Upper Missouri Outfit. They began a successful commercial venture for The American Fur Company. Fort Union, the principle trading post on the Upper Missouri, played a vital role in commerce, westward expansion of the settlement, scientific exploration, and economic and cultural relations with the Indians. Accompanying this carefully researched print is a bibliography which identifies twenty-five individuals in the painting, some of which are portraits. You will also receive a description of the event.

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