American Silversmiths

Solomon Sylvester
(1803-)
Mary Ann Alexander
(1806-)
Solomon H. Sylvester
(1834-1885)

 

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Solomon H. Sylvester
  • Born: 14 Jan 1834, Plymouth MA
  • Died: 19 Jun 1885, Middleboro MA

  General notes:

Merchant

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1850-1880 as a fancy goods merchant in Middleboro MA
    Originally a barber and hair dresser, he established an ecclectic fancy goods shop at 19 Center Street, where he sold gold and silver goods, pictures, frames and brackets. He was also a noted taxidermist and wrote a popular manual on the subject that went through three editions. On April 6, 1867, the Middleboro Gazette reported that Mr. S. H. Sylvester has just stuffed a gorilla for the menagerie at Boston. The owners valued it when alive at $1000.

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  • Tradecard, c 1870
    Private Collection

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  • Tradecard, c 1870
    Private Collection

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  • Tradecard, c 1870
    Private Collection



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