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Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877)

Object Number: 
Mid-19th century
Painted plaster
Overall: 28 3/4 x 9 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. ( 73 x 23.8 x 21.6 cm )
inscribed: on bottom in red paint: "S-99" [old N-YHS cat #]
Portrait (full-length)
Gallery Label: 
Commodore Vanderbilt, founder of the Vanderbilt fortunes, was born at Port Richmond, Staten Island, the son of Cornelius and Phebe (Hand) Vanderbilt. A tycoon in finance, railroads, steamships, and other areas of business, he rose to be one of the wealthiest Americans of the 19th century.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group