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Firmin Didot Frères
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Image depicts an encounter between a group of settlers, led by Guillaume (William) Penn, and a group of Native Americans in an outdoor setting, at Pennsylvania, 1681. The two groups of men engage in dialogue at the centre of the scene, with a man kneeling in the middle. On the left is a seated Native American woman breastfeeding. After an original painting by Pennsylvania-born artist Benjamin West commissioned in 1771 by Thomas Penn. This plate was part of a publication by Roux de Rochelle, who served as French Minister to the United States. His work "Etats-Unis d'Amérique" is a well-known piece of Americana and includes plates depicting a variety of subjects, including Native Americans and early American settlers.
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41 Item no. assigned by LAC 354
Copyright : expired Credit : Library and Archives Canada, R13133-354
Item is of unknown provenance, acquired sometime before the initial cataloguing date of 4/3/32 (written on the verso).
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1. SUBJ - NATIVES, CULTURE - EVENTS, TREATIES.
2. SUBJ - NATIVES, NON-CANADIAN - U.S. - 1681.
3. GEOG - U.S., PA., GENERAL.
5. Penn, William,
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