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Civil War CDV 32nd NY- Famous Businessman

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Carte-de-visite (CDV) of William O. Wyckoff, 32nd New York Infantry. Verso bears a pencil identification and photographer’s imprint “Tolles & Seele, Photographists, 38 & 40 Owego St., Ithaca, N.Y.”

William O. Wyckoff was born on his father's farm in the town of Lansing of Tompkins County. He attended public schools and the Ithaca Academy. He studied law but quit during the Civil War. Wyckoff joined 32nd New York Infantry, mustering in as a Private and rising to the rank of Captain. After the war, he graduated from Ames Business College in Syracuse and was later appointed as an official stenographer for the New York State Supreme Court Sixth Judicial District. He was one of the founders of the York State Stenographers Association. Wyckoff made a fortune helping the Remington Arms Company develop a market for the typewriter. With his newfound massive wealth, he built the famous “Wyckoff Villa” on an island in the St. Lawrence river which still stands today.
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Civil War CDV 32nd NY- Famous Businessman

Estimate $100 - $200May 17, 2020
Starting Price $50
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