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Seth Eastman's Fort Paintings: Principal Fortifications of the United States

In 1870, the House Committee on Military Affairs commissioned artist Seth Eastman to paint 17 images of important fortifications in the United States.  He completed the works between 1870 and 1875.

For many years, the fort paintings hung in the rooms assigned to the House Military Affairs Committee, first in the Capitol and later in the Cannon House Office Building. During the late 1930s, they were returned to the Capitol for public display. Of the 17 paintings, 8 are located in the Senate wing.

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Fort Knox, Maine by Seth Eastman
Fort Knox, Maine
Fort Defiance, Arizona by Seth Eastman
Fort Defiance, New Mexico (now Arizona)
Fort Delaware, Delaware by Seth Eastman
Fort Delaware, Delaware
Fort Knox, Maine by Seth Eastman
Fort Knox, Maine
Fort Mackinac, Michigan by Seth Eastman
Fort Mackinac, Michigan
Fort Scammel and Fort Gorges, Maine by Seth Eastman
Fort Scammel and Fort Gorges, Maine
Fort Taylor, Florida by Seth Eastman
Fort Taylor, Florida
Fort Trumbull, Connecticut by Seth Eastman
Fort Trumbull, Connecticut
West Point, New York by Seth Eastman
West Point, New York