Benjamin Harrison intaglio portrait Baldwin & Gleason 1886

 

$25.00

Very rare portrait on card of Benjamin Harrison by Baldwin & Gleason, NY. This portrait is different from the later BEP version. This is an original 19th century item, not a contemporary print.


Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 23rd president of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was a grandson of the ninth president, William Henry Harrison, creating the only grandfather–grandson duo to have held the office. He was also a great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison V, a founding father who signed the United States Declaration of Independence. Before ascending to the presidency, Harrison had established himself as a prominent local attorney, Presbyterian church leader, and politician in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the American Civil War, he served in the Union Army as a colonel, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers in 1865. Harrison unsuccessfully ran for governor of Indiana in 1876. The Indiana General Assembly elected Harrison to a six-year term in the U.S. Senate, where he served from 1881 to 1887.

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Additional information

Year

1886

Condition

F, some soiling, vertical crease

Engraver

Marcus Baldwin

Paper

card

Size

2.75" x 3.5"

Printer

Baldwin & Gleason Co. NY

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