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Charles Goodyear - Men of Progress

b.29 DEC 1800 — d.1 JUL 1860


Men of Progress

Men of Progress

In 1857, the inventor of a coal-burning stove, Jordan Mott, commissioned Christian Schussele to paint a group portrait of eighteen American scientists and inventors who had altered the course of contemporary civilization.  It did not mark an actual occasion, but was designed to honor the achievements of American industry. -- Smithsonian Museum

Others not (yet) linked:  William T.G. Morton, James Bogardus, Jordan L. Mott, Eliphalet Nott, John Ericsson, Frederick Sickels, Richard Hoe, Isaiah Jennings, Thomas Blanchard

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Posted By: Ray Gurganus

  1. Website: Wikipedia;
  2. Website: David Buchroeder;

Updated: 4-16-2016
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