PIONEERS AND IMMIGRANTS
Edward Eastman

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Collection Jane Granger
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Albumen print on visiting card of Edward Eastman, Tan mount with black ink.
Year Range from 1864
Year range to 1870
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper
Notes Thumbprint bust view of Edward Eastman, first mayor of Oshkosh (1853), WI. He wears a dark suit with white shirt and cravat and sports a chin beard. Same as image #p2000.1.25
Edward Eastman was born and college educated in Randolph, Vermont. He married an unidentified woman and had one son: George, and then married Catharine Granger June 3, 1841. The couple had three children together. He worked on his father's farm and put two younger brothers through college also. He came to Dodge County, WI in 1846, but soon established himself in a bookstore on Ferry Street in Oshkosh, WI that same year. He was one of the first settlers here. He became postmaster from 1846-1849, 1853-1861; Assemblyman for Winnebago County in 1850; Alderman; 1st mayor of Oshkosh, 1853. In 1849 he built a frame Greek Revival house on Washington Blvd, which was later torn down and the site became Roe Park. He died in Oshkosh in 1870.
Object ID P2000.1.24
Object Name carte de visite
People Eastman, Edward
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 2.5" x 4"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
Pioneers
Politicians
Small Commercial Enterprises
Bookstores
Mayors
Title Edward Eastman
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