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Civil Defense Volunteer Organization Uniform
Wool, silk, metal
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The subject, the son of John Hermans Knickerbacker (1723-1803), was a member of the New York state legislature from Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, New York, and the owner of an extensive estate. This portrait, a gift to the Society from his grandson, may be a copy of a portrait of the subject by the French artist Pierre Paul Prud'hon (1758-1823) at the Musée Carnavalet in Paris. The identification of the subject is based on family tradition.
Bequest of the Right Rev. David B. Knickerbacker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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