John Spencer Giles (1799-1880)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 51 x 40 in. ( 129.5 x 101.6 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "J. B. Stearns 1858"
Giles was born in New York, the son of John and Joanna (Young) Giles. He was a member of the Volunteer Fire Dept. of New York and was treasurer of the Exempt Firemen's Association for forty-four years. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his daughter.
Gift of Mrs. Frances M. Gibson
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