CARTE DE VISITE OF THE NEW YORK OIL TYCOON WHO MURDERED HIS BUSINESS PARTNER OVER A WOMAN

New York: E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., 1870s. Original photograph. Head-and-shoulders albumen portrait of Stokes, taken from his left side. Mounted on card stock with the photographer's imprint and Stokes's name under the image. Tiny nick to top of mount, not affecting image. 4-1/8" x 2-1/2" Very Good. Item #040638

Stokes shot and killed his business partner and love rival, James Fisk, in 1872. After serving four years in prison, he took over the swank Hoffman House Hotel at 25th & Broadway, sued everyone who had helped him along the way, and finally died in 1901.

Price: $45.00

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