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. Fisk appears here in his militia uniform.

Date:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES16808
Photographer:
William R. Howell (New York)
Height:
10030px
Width:
5984px
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