Horatio King, Washington, D.C., ca. 1870

Contributed by Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum


Horatio King (1811-1897) of Paris was a companion of Hannibal Hamlin, co-owner with Hamlin of a newspaper called "The Jeffersonian" in 1830, and later became Assistant Postmaster General under President Buchanan.

He served as Postmaster General in 1861.

The portrait shown is a print of a larger portrait. Above the left shoulder is written "Rockwood, NY" and in the lower right corner is written "Yours Truly, Horatio King" in script.

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About This Item

  • Title: Horatio King, Washington, D.C., ca. 1870
  • Creator: Rockwood, NY
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Local Name: Paris Hill
  • Town: Paris, Washington
  • County: Oxford
  • State: DC, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 25.3 cm x 20.5 cm
  • Local Code: 1902.04b
  • Collection: Horatio King Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum
PO Box 4316, Hannibal Hamlin Drive, Paris, ME 04271
(207) 743-2980

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