Peter Cooper (February 12, 1791 – April 4, 1883) was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist and politician. He designed and built the first American steam locomotive, the Tom Thumb, founded Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and served as the Greenback Party’s candidate in the 1876 presidential election. Prior to the Civil War, Cooper was active in the anti-slavery movement and promoted the application of Christian concepts to solve social injustice. He supported the Union cause during the war and advocated for the government to issue paper money.
Offering his bold autograph on a 2 ½ x 3 ¾ card.
Adhesion residue on the verso. Light toning. Small discoloration at the bottom away from the signature. Superb autograph. Perfect for framing.
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