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Utley Spencer (1806-1878)

Object Number: 
1943.324
Date: 
c. 1845
Medium: 
Black ink, watercolor, brown ink, and graphite with glazing on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/16 x 2 3/16 in. ( 8.4 x 5.6 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Label affixed to verso of frame backing inscribed: "Utley Spencer / born 1806"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Stephen Spencer, Sr. (1766-1846), and Cynthia (Utley) Spencer (1763-1834) who settled on a farm in Nunda, New York, in 1818. He became a teacher and worked in a general store; he then became a builder and contractor specializing in railroads. He served as town constable, deputy sheriff, town collector, justice of the peace, and postmaster. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his granddaughter.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Cora McDowell, the sitter's granddaughter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group