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Picture Paintings

Over the next few weeks, paintings from the Pavilion are getting cataloged alongside those in the wider Fort Ticonderoga Museum collection. Taking high-resolution photographs of collections objects is a key step to making them accessible in the Ticonderoga Collections Online database. Paintings from the Pavilion include many family portraits and different views of the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga painted in the 19th century.

As work on the Pavilion collection continues, stay tuned here and on Fort Ticonderoga’s Facebook page for updates on the restoration of the Pavilion, new discoveries, and more from Fort Ticonderoga every week. 

An iconic view of the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga that used to hang in the Pavilion. The ruins were a popular theme throughout the 19th century.
An iconic view of the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga that used to hang in the Pavilion. The ruins were a popular theme throughout the 19th century.
William Ferris Pell, great grandfather of museum co-founder Stephen Pell, purchased the garrison grounds of Fort Ticonderoga in 1820 to preserve the ruins of the fort and starting a legacy that has continued for 200 years.
William Ferris Pell, great grandfather of museum co-founder Stephen Pell, purchased the garrison grounds of Fort Ticonderoga in 1820 to preserve the ruins of the fort and starting a legacy that has continued for 200 years.
Mary Shipley Pell, William’s wife. A thorough examination of the back of her frame revealed that the canvas was relined in 1902.
Mary Shipley Pell, William’s wife. A thorough examination of the back of her frame revealed that the canvas was relined in 1902.
Smaller paintings can be captured using a photo stand. This is a painting by Ella Ferris Pell, one of William Ferris Pell’s descendants and an accomplished 19th century artist.
Smaller paintings can be captured using a photo stand. This is a painting by Ella Ferris Pell, one of William Ferris Pell’s descendants and an accomplished 19th-century artist.
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