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Portrait of Morgan L. Martin

Painted by Samuel Marsden Brookes (1816-1892)
and Thomas H. Stevenson.
Oil on canvas, 1856.
Wisconsin Historical Museum object #1942.37.
WHI 2786

PORTRAIT PAINTING

Portrait of Morgan L. Martin

From the time of his arrival in Green Bay in 1827, Morgan Lewis Martin (1805-1887) was an important figure in Wisconsin.

Martin was an organizer of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, a member of the territorial and state legislatures, a delegate to Congress, and a Civil War paymaster. He played a key role in the early development of Milwaukee and for almost fifty years promoted various Fox and Wisconsin River improvement projects.

Brookes and Stevenson, a Milwaukee-based partnership, executed this portrait of Martin during a two-month visit to Green Bay in the summer of 1856.

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