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Title George F. Wright
Catalog Number P2000.20.34
Accession number 6694
Object Name ambrotype
Description 6th plate ambrotype in full leatherette case, oval brass mat, floral brass preserver, and red velvet lining.
Image of George F. Wright.
Date 1855-1861
People Wright, George Fredrick
Subjects Victorian
Pioneers
male
Ambrotypes
portraits photographs
Railroads
Photographer Unknown
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Dr. Willard H. Titus
Catalog date 2000-06-25
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Emulsion
Notes Seated view of George F. Wright, wearing dark frock coat, vest, white shirt and tie. George Wright was born November 23, 1807 in Manlius, New York. His Father George Wright was the third settler in Oshkosh. George F. went to Cleveland, OH and Fort Wayne, Indiana where he owned a store. He married Laura Louise Parsons on April 28, 1839. The couple had nine children, five of whom reached adulthood. Wright was the father-in-law of Dr. Willard H. Titus. In 1842 he came to Oshkosh and bought a farm which is now the center of the city. He built a log cabin on the site and later a large Greek Revival house. He was financially ruined in 1856 when the Winnebago Railroad failed. He retired to a farm near Stony Beach and traded furs until his death on January 6, 1869.
Orig/copy Original