Eli Whitney (1765-1825)

This is a lithograph portrait of Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin and standardized rifle parts. Once a luxury, after his invention cotton became the cheapest and most commonly worn cloth. He graduated from Yale in 1792.

Date:
1800 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Fine Print Illustration
Item#:
45.231
Height:
2667px
Width:
1571px
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