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David Leavitt (1791–1879)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1872
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 36 1/4 × 29 in. (92.1 × 73.7 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. James M. Lincoln
Object Number: 1908.1
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Leavitt, who was originally from Bethlehem, Conn., came to New York in 1813. After working for a few years as a clerk in a commission house, he established his own business and became one of the most successful financiers in the city. He was president of the Fulton Bank, took over the management of the Fulton Ferry, and financed various international enterprises.