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Nelson Eames (1821-1902)

Object Number: 
ca. 1855-1860
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Gallery Label: 
The subject's ancestors were early settlers of Woburn, Massachusetts, and his grandfather was among the first inhabitants of Belfast, Maine. Nelson Eames farmed for a while in Maine and taught school there before moving to Newark, New Jersey, where his son Wilberforce, the donor of this portrait, was born. Nelson Eames moved his family to Brooklyn around 1861 and established there a stationery shop.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Wilberforce Eames
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group