Item is an window-and-back-matted albumen phorograph top-half portrait of Thomas Douglas; Earl of Selkirk, Established the Red River Colony, (b.1771-d.1820). back of matte has in pencil source and decription. Source is "from a small water color." Information includes "Founder of Selkirk settelment in North West 1820. member of th Hudson Bay Co.." on top of back writing is visible but hard to read.
Map of the Great Lakes by N. Bellin. Scale of 1' to about 63 miles. Inscription on map: (translation) "Map of the lakes of Canada, based on manuscripts in the marine repository of maps, plans and journals and on the journal of Father de Charlevoix. By N. Bellin, Engineer and Hydrographer of the Navy 1744."
Item is a view of Niagara Falls. With explanations of the picture: "a. The Place where a piece of Rock was broken from, which while standing turnd the Water obliquely across ye. Fall as in Popple's Man. b. Two Men passing over ye east stream with Slaves. c. The Indians reascending their Ladder. The Gentleman's Magazine, Feb. 1751, Page 18, Vol. XXI.