Edward Callwell Corwin (1807-1856)

Edward Callwell Corwin (1807-1856)
Title
Edward Callwell Corwin (1807-1856)
Date 
ca. 1850-1855
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Euphemia Kipp Corwin
Object Number 
1942.106
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group