The subject was a prominent New York sugar merchant and banker who was born in Germany and came to America at the age of eighteen. He began his career as a grocer in New York, but in 1872 he went into sugar refining and five years later organized the Brooklyn Refining Co. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his granddaughters.
Gift of Mrs. J. Herbert Stevens and her sister, Mrs. Lucile Carter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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