Portrait of Morgan L. Martin (1805-1887)
Samuel Marsden Brookes (1816-1892) and Thomas H. Stevenson
Oil on canvas
From the time of his arrival in Green Bay in 1827, Morgan Lewis Martin was an important figure in Wisconsin. He 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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