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John McKim, Jr


Oil on canvas portrait painting of John McKim, Jr (1766-1842), c. 1812, by Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860). McKim was born in Brandywine, Delaware. He became a merchant and married Margaret Telfair McKim (1770-1836) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1793. Later, he moved to Baltimore and found great success in business, founding the Union Manufacturing Company and the ship building company John McKim and Son. He was a major funder of the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812. McKim was also an investor in the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Company, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O), and Baltimore's Shot Tower.


circa 1812


Oil on canvas


45.5 x 41 inches (frame)

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Portrait of his wife Margaret (1923.11.2) and sister-in-law Anne Telfair Taylor (1923.11.3).

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Gift of William Power Wilson

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