When this portrait was presented to the Society the subject was reported to be Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869), a prominent lawyer and statesman during the Civil War era. However, the appearance of the subject in this portrait differs significantly from other known likenesses of Stanton.
Gift of William F. Laporte
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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