Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885)
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), shown here as a lieutenant-general, was Commander in Chief of the United States Army from 1862 to 1865. A national hero after the Civil War, Grant became the eighteenth President of the United States in 1869. His two terms in the White House were marked with the problems of Reconstruction in the South, political graft in Washington, and financial panics. Grant came to Philadelphia in 1876 to officiate at the opening of the Centennial Exposition in Fairmount Park.
24" x 29"
Oil on canvas; gilt frame
Gift of Drs. Caroline and Peter Koblenzer.
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia