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Horatio Gates Shumway (1817-1862)

Object Number: 
1959.18
Date: 
ca. 1862
Medium: 
Enamel on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 in. ( 6.4 x 5.1 cm )
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in West Granville, New York, the eldest son of Colonel Duty Shumway and Eunice (Kinney) Shumway. He graduated from Union College and studied law with his uncle Horatio Shumway in Buffalo. After practicing for a while in West Granville he moved to Chicago where he built up a lucrative business. This miniature was a gift to the Society from his grandson.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Colonel Stedman Shumway Hanks
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group