Collection Facts

Extent: 
429 items
Dates of Original: 
1909

Historical Context

In 1909, the Lake Champlain Tercentenary celebration was held near the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga, to commemorate the lake's discovery by Samuel De Champlain in 1609.

Scope of Collection

This collection consists of a single volume of captioned images which were meant to commemorate the Tercentenary celebration of Lake Champlain's discovery by Europeans. The collection contains images which document the history of the lake's discovery as well as the role it has played in the economic and military history both of the region and of the entire United States. Included are images depicting the Battle of Valcour Island and the later raising of the hull of the Revenge. There are also photographs and paintings of the nearby Fort Ticonderoga, which was then being reconstructed. Also included are many photographs of the Tetracentenary celebration itself and portraits of the committee responsible for planning and organizing the festivities.