Pencil drawing on paper titled "Fort Laramie in 1889" by Merrit Dana (M.D.) Houghton. The drawing depicts a broad, open grassy field with small hills. At the base of the hill are a number of tents and several rows of wagons. A river runs along an angle at the left. In the middle ground are trees and fort structures built around a parade ground. The drawing is mounted on a second sheet of paper. 19.12 in. (h) x 27.75 in. (w).
Merrit Dana Houghton was born in 1846 in Otsego, Michigan and died in Seattle, Washington in 1918. Houghton came to Wyoming in the 1870's. Houghton lived and worked throughout Wyoming recording forts, ranches, mining and logging operations in pencil, pen and ink and watercolors. He left Wyoming in the early 1900's., This file is derived from a 720 dpi, high-resolution (8-bit grayscale) uncompressed TIFF image, that was scanned from the original negative using an Epson Expression 1680 scanner.