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Elisha Kent Kane, M.D. (1820-1857)
Oil on canvas
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The subject was the son of Andrew McGown and Margaret (Benson) McGown. He served as an officer in the militia of the city and county of New York and attained the rank of major. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandson.
Gift of Henry P. McGown
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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