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Henry Gratiot | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society

Painting

Henry Gratiot

Henry Gratiot | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
Front and back views of a miniature portrait of Henry Gratiot (1789-1836), a prominent figure in southwestern Wisconsin during the lead mining era. Gratiot settled near Shullsburg in 1826 with his brother. Together they developed a large mining and smelting business. Named agent to the Ho-Chunk at the tribe's request, Gratiot was an important peace negotiator before and after the Black Hawk War. The town and village of Gratiot (locally pronounced Grat-Chet), and the defunct settlement of Gratiot's were named in his honor.
DESCRIPTION
Front and back views of a miniature portrait of Henry Gratiot (1789-1836), a prominent figure in southwestern Wisconsin during the lead mining era. Gratiot settled near Shullsburg in 1826 with his brother. Together they developed a large mining and smelting business. Named agent to the Ho-Chunk at the tribe's request, Gratiot was an important peace negotiator before and after the Black Hawk War. The town and village of Gratiot (locally pronounced Grat-Chet), and the defunct settlement of Gratiot's were named in his honor.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:91186
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Cased image collection, circa 1839-circa 1899
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:cased images
Original Format Number:PH 4195.215, Box 16
Original Dimensions:1.5 x 3 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The back of the ornately decorated miniature portrait contains a lock of his hair. Documents regarding the life of Henry Gratiot can be found in the Draper Manuscript collection.
SUBJECTS
Painters
Portraits
Neckties
Suits (Clothing)
Hairstyles
Men

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