[Henry Burgh] Ye Kind-hearted Man.Lights O' New York.
Chromolithograph. 158 x 102mm. 6¼ x 4".
Henry Burgh (1811-18), and American philanthropist born in New York City. He founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1866. It was the first of its kind in America and was granted the authority to enforce local animal protection laws by the New York state legislature in the same year. In 1875, with Elbridge T. Gerry and others, he helped form the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
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