Place Published: [Toronto]
Publisher: [William Briggs Toronto Litho Co.]
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Paper size: 10 x 7 inches Image size: oval shape; 5-1/2 x 4 inches
Under the oval image is printed (copyright 1896 by L.M. Taylor)
Printed Brock signature. In small type at the bottom is printed By Permission from a minature hereto unpublished.
Print had two small holes at the top as this page was one of the pages from a calendar bound by string through the holes.
Overall in very good condition.
“The [Brock] photograph was copyrighted in 1896 by L.M. Taylor and published by William Briggs, Toronto. Mary Agnes FitzGibbon and Sara Mickle produced the Cabot Calendar which included photographs from portraits of major figures in Canadian history with the avowed aim of fostering patriotism.” quoted from Ludwig Koschie’s Contemporary Portraits of Brock 1985 article.
Isaac Brock began his military career in the early 1790's when he served in Jamaica and Barbados, before moving on to several posts in Europe. In 1802 he went to Canada as a lieutenant-colonel, and he quickly distinguished himself by single-handedly suppressing a dangerous conspiracy among deserters from a detachment at Fort George, the ringleaders of which were executed at Quebec in 1804. In 1810 he was named lieutenant governor of Upper Canada. "Here his energetic example, the confidence reposed in him by the inhabitants, and the ascendancy he possessed over the Indian tribes , at that time under the leadership of the famous Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, proved of the highest value." -- DNB. In 1811 Brock was raised to the rank of major-general, and the following year, upon the outbreak of war with the United States, he was instrumental in the capture of Detroit from General Hull. Brock was mortally wounded in the course of winning the Battle of Queenstown, and he died on October 13, 1812.
Very Good. Item #6743