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Burning of Colonel Crawford painting
Description: This photograph shows a large painting believed to have been painted by F.H. Habedel. According to information accompanying the original, it was located on the north wall in a room of the third floor level above the Blue Furniture Company in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, which has since been removed. This room was the meeting place of the local chapter of the Red Men's Lodge of the I.O.R.M. ("Indian Order of the Red Men"). The painting depicts the burning of American Colonel William Crawford by American Indians in 1782. Crawford was captured, tortured, and executed after losing a battle fought against local Indian tribes and British troops near Upper Sandusky. Photograph by Harry Evan Kinley (1882-1969), a native of Upper Sandusky. Kinley was active in local events and organizations, and spent his professional career as a clerk at his father's department store, and later as a traveling salesman for the Marion Paper & Supply Company (1934-1962). He was also an avid lifelong photographer, and the bulk of the Harry Kinley Collection is comprised of glass plate negatives documenting the Kinley family, the city of Upper Sandusky and Wyandot County and surrounding areas. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV30_B04F05_02
Subjects: Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Mural paintings (visual works); American Indians in Ohio
Places: Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Wyandot County (Ohio);