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Horatio Seymour (1810-1886)

Horatio Seymour (1810-1886)
Title
Horatio Seymour (1810-1886)
Date 
1846
Medium 
Plaster cameo and wax mold in leather jewelry case
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 5/16 x 7/16 in. ( 4.8 x 3.3 x 1.1 cm )
Description 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Stebbins Fairchild
Object Number 
1926.53a-c
Marks 
paper label: in box: "Cameo likeness of Horatio Seymour of W... N. York cut by Erastus Doer Palmer of Albany N. York Finished October 10, 1846 from Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild of Cazonovia N. Y. For the Horatio Seymour collection. N.Y. Historical Society 1926"
Gallery Label 
Seymour was born at Pompey Hill, Onondaga County, New York, the son of Henry Seymour and Mary (Forman) Seymour. He studied law in Utica and was admitted to the bar in 1832. He immediately entered the state political arena and served as mayor of Utica and in the state assembly where he was instrumental in the passage of the Erie Canal legislation. He was elected governor of the state in 1852 and 1862, and in 1868 he was the Democratic candidate for the presidency, but lost to Ulysses S. Grant.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group