Object Photography at the Fort Winnebago Surgeons’ Quarters

Carved and painted eagle said to have been made by soldiers at Fort Winnebago ca. 1840.

I recently returned from another visit to Portage to photograph artifacts at the Fort Winnebago Surgeons’ Quarters (operated by the Wisconsin branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution), including several examples of furniture original to the fort. One of my favorite pieces was this hand-carved wooden eagle, reminiscent of the work of noted woodcarver Wilhelm Schimmel of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Posted by Emily Pfotenhauer.


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