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- King County Snapshots: A Photographic Heritage of Seattle and Surrounding Communities
- Painting of the Battle of Seattle by Emily Inez Denny, ca. 1885
- Denny, Emily Inez
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- King County (Wash.)--Pictorial works
Seattle (Wash.)--Pictorial works
Historic sites--Washington (State)--King County--Pictorial works
Historic sites--Washington (State)--Seattle--Pictorial works
- United States, Washington, King County, 47.49084, -121.83583
- paintings (visual works)
- Denny's painting depicts the settlers of Seattle running to the North Blockhouse on January 26, 1856. A group of about 700 Native warriors had gathered in the woods east of town, and were poised for attack. The U.S. Sloop-of-War DECATUR is at anchor in Elliott Bay, prepared to fire its carronades. This painting of the Battle of Seattle was completed in the 1880s by the woman who painted herself as a toddler, lower right, in her mother's arms. The artist Emily Inez Denny was the daughter of David and Louisa Boren Denny.
oil on canvas, 18 3/4 x 25"" framed
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- IIIF manifest:
- Scanned from slide as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using CONTENTdm's image import.
- Original Collection:
- King County Museum Collections
- Contributing Institution:
- Museum of History and Industry (Seattle, Wash.)