Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fort Anne Postcards - Part 1

Through the years we have developed a fairly impressive collection of Annapolis Royal and area postcards at the AHS Archives. Since the postcards have arrived from different donors, we do not keep them all together, but thanks to digital images we do have some latitude to quickly pull together images based on a particular theme. I figured that since our friends at Fort Anne National Historic Site have recently opened for the season that this would be an excellent opportunity to pull some postcards which show images of the fort.

When I started looking at postcards I quickly realized that we have so many images of Fort Anne that I would need to turn this into an extended number of posts. The number of images makes a great deal of sense since much of the history of the Annapolis Royal area is tied up in events which took place at this location. This has also been a location where tourists have wandered and thought romantic thoughts about the battles of the 17th and 18th centuries for over 100 years. For those who are unfamiliar with Fort Anne, the building featured in these images is the Officer's Quarters which was built in 1797. The designer of this building was Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (the father of Queen Victoria).

All for now,

1 comment:

  1. this is where i fell in love with archaeology as a young girl. a well deserved shout-out.