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George Winter, "Pelican Island, on the Wabash" engraving

 Collection — Folder: S3496
Identifier: S3496

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a color engraving of a painting created by George Winter circa 1837-1852, depicting three Native Americans on the banks of the Wabash River in Indiana near Pelican Island. The engraving was printed by Jewett and Co. from the original painting, likely in the late 1800s, and produced expressly for "the ladies repository."


  • circa 1837-1850, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts

Biographical Note

Born in 1809 in Portsea, England, George Winter is one of the most well-known Hoosier arttists. He received private training in art before studying at the Royal Academy. Winter immigrated to the United States, moving to New York City where he continued his study of art. He moved westward within a few years, settling in Logansport, Indiana by 1837. The historical significance of Winter's work depicting scenes in Indiana lies in the documentation of the daily life and forced removal of the Potawatomi and Miami peoples from Indiana. Winter died of apoplexy on February 1, 1876 in Lafayette, Indiana.


"George Winter Biography." George Winter Collection. Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections. Accessed June 5, 2019.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Alan January on 2017/11/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/06/29 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2022/06/30 by Brittany Kropf.
George Winter, "Pelican Island, on the Wabash" engraving
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.