George Peabody (1795-1869)

George Peabody was a dry-goods importer, a commodities dealer, and an international financier who was also a great philanthropist. He was able to market American securities in London, to accrue great profits for his firm, and to help his nation expand. Peabody was a great supporter of the sciences in America and funded museums at Yale and Harvard. After the Civil War he established the Peabody Education Fund to improve education in the South.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES19771
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2958px
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2358px
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