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Augustus Coe Gurnee dressed for the Vanderbilt costume ball, March 26, 1883
March 26, 1883
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Overall: 27 1/2 x 118 x 10 1/2 in. ( 69.8 x 299.7 x 26.7 cm )
The subject was born at Mamaroneck, New York, the son of Elkanah and Mary (Rushmore) Wood. After studying at the College of Physicians and Surgeons he graduated from the Vermont Academy of Medicine in 1834 and established his practice in New York. He was among the group of men who founded Bellevue Hospital in 1847, and was one of the foremost surgeons of that institution.
Gift of Dr. Samuel W. Francis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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