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August 31, 2011

Child’s suit worn by Josiah Snelling

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Child's suit worn by Josiah Snelling

Hand-sewn silk suit worn by Josiah Snelling as a young boy, circa 1787. Snelling played a major role in the construction of Fort St. Anthony (later renamed Fort Snelling in his honor) and was its commanding officer from 1820-1827.

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