Henry Aaron Burr (1810-1884)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 x 28 3/4 in. ( 91.4 x 73 cm )
signature and date: at left: "Hoffman 1859 N. Y."
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The subject of this portrait was the son of Gideon Burr and Indiana (Tinker) Burr of Canaan, New York, and a relative a Aaron Burr. By about 1830 Burr had settled in New York City where he became an accountant in a milinery firm; in 1845 he began experimenting with a hat-making machine which eventually made him a fortune. He was a director of the Mechanics' National Bank and a member of the Volunteer Fire Department, of which he was president of the board of trustees for seventeen years.
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Gift of Mrs. Cornelius H. Van Ness
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group