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Edward Callwell Corwin (1807-1856)

Object Number: 
1942.106
Date: 
ca. 1850-1855
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Gallery Label: 
Corwin, who was born near Middletown, New York, moved to New York City in 1824. He was ferry master of the Canal Street-Hoboken ferry from 1826-38 and from 1839 had an interest in the steamboat "Napoleon" which ran between New York and Albany. In addition, as a contractor he built numerous wharves, docks, and bridges around New York. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his granddaughter.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Euphemia Kipp Corwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group