New York: Mora, 1860s. Original document. Head-and-shoulders sepiatone portrait of Chapin in coat and vest, white collar and bow tie, wearing wire-frame glasses and looking slightly to his left. Under the image is printed, "Mora, 707 Broadway." On the verso is a stylized "Mora" and the pencilled name of the subject [not an authentic signature]. Fine. Item #040330
Chapin (1798-1883) was born in Ludlow, Massachusetts, and died in Springfield. In the interim, he worked the family farm, opened a general store, bought into a stage line, acquired mail contracts, became sole proprietor of a steamboat service on the Connecticut River, founded several railroads, served in the 44th US Congress, &c.