Thursday, July 18, 2013

1870 Drawing of Leech Lake, MN returned from the Intermuseum Conservation Association

This pencil drawing by Anna Jane Wright, OC 1872, daughter of missionary Sela G. Wright, documents the appearance of the Leech Lake, Minnesota settlement among the Ojibwe in 1870.  The drawing had been mounted poorly in a wooden frame, and with the Hunt Preservation Fund, Archives was able to send it to the Intermuseum Conservation Association for treatment. ICA conservators repaired a long tear on the left side, and mounted the drawing in a presentation mat for stability and for attractive display. For the Ojibwe dictionary notes compiled by Sela G. Wright residing in his papers at the Archives, see

Photography by John Seyfried for the ICA