- Item 22529 - Asa Clapp, Portland, ca. 1840
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- Item 22529
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Asa Clapp (1762-1848) a prominent and wealthy businessman in Portland, had been a mariner and soldier. He was prominent in shipbuilding, banking, and other businesses.Show Details
He also served in the Maine Legislature.
The engraving by Thomas Doney of New York is based on a portrait painted by Thomas Badger (1792-1868). The engraving is from The Merchant's Magazine, Vol. XIX, October 1848.