James Fisk (1834-1872)

Born in Vermont, Fisk was a capitalist and speculator. In New York he became partners with Daniel Drew in the "Erie War" and made a fortune. He was unscrupulous, and led a life of prodigality. He bought his way to a post as colonel of the 9th Regiment of the New York militia. He quarreled over his mistress and his business transactions with Edward Stokes, who fatally shot him.

Date:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES16805
Photographer:
William R. Howell (New York)
Height:
10050px
Width:
5968px
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