Asa Clapp, Portland, ca. 1840

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Asa Clapp (1762-1848) a prominent and wealthy businessman in Portland, had been a mariner and soldier. He was prominent in shipbuilding, banking, and other businesses.

He also served in the Maine Legislature.

The engraving by Thomas Doney of New York is based on a portrait painted by Thomas Badger (1792-1868). The engraving is from The Merchant's Magazine, Vol. XIX, October 1848.

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  • Title: Asa Clapp, Portland, ca. 1840
  • Creator: Thomas Doney
  • Creation Date: 1848
  • Subject Date: 1848
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Engraving
  • Local Code: QJ MK P837 c3
  • Object Type: Image

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