Andrew Jackson Die Proof Engraving on india die sunk on card
Andrew Jackson was an American lawyer, general, and statesman who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of the U.S. Congress.
Born in Newburyport, Mass., in 1796; living in 1868. Toppan was a pupil of Gideon Fairman and was with that engraver in Philadelphia in 1814. After doing some general engraving on his own account, on the death of Fairman in 1827 he became a partner in the banknote company of Draper, Toppan, Longacre & Co. This firm later became Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., and in 1854 it was Toppan, Carpenter & Co. Having removed to New York, Mr. Toppan, in 1858—60, was president of the then American Bank Note Co., of that city.