Description: This is a photograph of a portrait of an elderly gentleman in a three-piece suit, posed in front of a large fluted column base and leaning against a stone pedestal with one hand in his pocket, the other holding a pair of glasses. His walking stick is hooked on the pedestal. There is a landscape scene of a rock bluff and trees in the background.
Historical Note: Samuel Dold Morgan (1798-1880) was a prominent Nashville industrialist who served on the Building Commission for the Tennessee State Capitol. During the Civil War, he served as Tennessee's Chairman of the Central Bureau of Military Supplies and also manufactured percussion caps for the Confederate army. He lost two sons in the war: Samuel Morgan Jr., and St. Clair McIntosh Morgan, a former West Point cadet, who had married Ida Percy Pope, daughter of John Pope of Memphis, in 1854.
Institution: Tennessee State Library & Archives
Publisher: Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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