Lot 13 of 426:
Currier equine lithograph, 1883  

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The Celebrated Trotting Mares Maud S. and Aldine, as they Appeared June 15th, 1883. At the Gentlemen's Driving Park, Morisania, N.Y. Driven by their Owner, William H. Vanderbilt, Esq.

Currier, Nathaniel

New York

Currier & Ives



Color lithograph. Image: 52x86 cm (20½x34"); sheet: 67x91.5 cm (26½x36"). 

Signed in print. William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the eldest son of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, an heir to his fortune and a prominent member of the Vanderbilt family. Vanderbilt became the richest American after he took over his father's fortune in 1877 until his own death in 1885, passing on a substantial part of the fortune to his wife and children, particularly to his sons Cornelius II and William. He inherited nearly $100 million from his father. The fortune had doubled when he died less than nine years later. Conningham 925.

Lot Amendments

2" closed tear at lower edge slightly affecting bottom line of text, a few other small tears and creases, image darkened, matte burn to edges.

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