Hugh McCulloch Die Proof Portrait on india on card, by Alfred Sealey
US Bureau of Engraving and Printing portrait of Hugh McCulloch engraved by Alfred Sealey (1815-1868). Sealey was engraving in New York city from 1838 to the 1850s. From 1858-1860 he was affiliated with Sealey & Smith; in the latter year he joined the American Bank Note Co. Sealey was not employed by the BEP, but was contracted by Spencer M. Clark to engrave portraits. Between 1867 and 1868 Clark engaged Sealey to engrave the following portraits for $500 each: George Washington, $1 USN; James Madison, $5000 USN; Henry Clay, $50 USN; Andrew Jackson, $5 USN; Daniel Webster, $10 USN.
Hugh McCulloch was an American financier who played a central role in financing the American Civil War. He served two non-consecutive terms as U.S. Treasury Secretary under three presidents.