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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Catlin

 
 
George Catlin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
1. George Catlin Marker
Inscription.  The great painter of Indian portraits was born here July 26 1796 of Connecticut ancestry. Until 1823 he practiced law here and nearby. He began painting Indian pictures six years later.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1800.
 
Location. 41° 14.693′ N, 75° 53.405′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on South River Street near South Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Durkee (here, next to this marker); Lyman H. Howe (a few steps from this marker); Fred Morgan Kirby (a few steps from this marker); Dorothy Dickson Darte Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Chase Hall
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Susquehanna River (within shouting distance of this marker); Kirby Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Catlin and his Indian Gallery. (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. George Catlin - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. George Catlin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
George Catlin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
2. George Catlin Marker
George Catlin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2021
3. George Catlin Marker
George Catlin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
4. George Catlin
This 1849 portrait of George Catlin by William Fisk hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,030 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 23, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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