Peter H. Schenck (1779-1852)

Object Number: 
ca. 1810-15
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 1/8 x 1 7/8 in. ( 5.4 x 4.8 cm )
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the second son of Major Henry Schenck and Hannah (Brett) Schenck of Fishkill Landing, New York. Schenck was said to be "the first man that ever started a manufactory for domestic fabrics in [the state of New York]." He also erected a "machine factory" and started a "cloth (woolen) factory called the 'Rocky Glen Cloth Co.'" (See Joseph A. Scoville, "Old Merchants of New York City," I, 1863, pp. 82-84.)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Samuel L. Weisbrod
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group