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Albert Gallatin (1761-1849)

Object Number: 
1880.3
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Red wax with black glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 x 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Gallery Label: 
A diplomat and financier, Gallatin was born and educated in Switzerland but came to the Colonies during the struggle for independence. He served in the Pennsylvania state legislature (1790-92), and in Congress (1792-93, 1795-1801); under Presidents Jefferson and Madison he was secretary of treasury; he later served as United States minister to France (1816-23) and England (1826-27). From 1843 to 1849 he was president of N-YHS.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Gallatin family
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group