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Tanner, Benjamin 1775-1848

Engraver; born in New York City, March 27, 1775; removed to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1799, and with his brother Henry founded a map-publishing [6] establishment. He also founded the banknote engraving house of Tanner, Vallance. Kearny & Co., in 1816. Later this enterprise was abandoned and he founded a blank-check-note and draft publishing concern. His engravings include Apotheosis of Washington; Perry's victory on Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813; The launch of the steam frigate Fulton; MacDONOUGHonough's victory on Lake Champlain, and defeat of the British army at Plattsburg by General McCoomb, Sept. 11, 1814; The surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown; America guided by wisdom, etc. He died in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14, 1848.

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