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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of J. W. Porter extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Captain J. W. Porter was a native of New York City and came to Allegheny County in his youth. At twenty he entered into a successful career as a riverman. In the space of 15 years he amassed a fortune. During the War he was in government employ ferrying troops and supplies. He was at the Battle of Pittsburgh, the capture of Fort Donelson, and other engagements. After the War, Porter was extensively engaged in the iron business with the firm of J. W. Porter.