Ye great Philanthropist.Lights O' New York.
Chromolithograph. 158 x 102mm. 6¼ x 4".
Peter Cooper (1791-1883) was an American inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist born in New York City. In 1829, after much success in the glue business, he erected the Canton Iron Works in Baltimore. There he constructed the "Tom Thumb", one of the earliest locomotives built in the United States. His lasting monument is Cooper Union in New York City, built after his own plans to provide for education for the working classes.
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