Recently portraits of Isaac Plumb, Jr. and Anna Moore Plumb Smith were “repatriated” to the Sherburne Public Library by a generous family descendant. These portraits show the sitters as young adults. Of considerable interest is that Ikey Plumb is shown in his Civil War uniform, with an encampment of pitched tents in the background. The portraits are skillfully done by Tompkins Harrison Matteson, the probable mentor to Henry Grant Plumb. Matteson was a town VIP and he also was very friendly with Ikey as a letter in the collection of Princeton  University’s Plumb Family Papers testifies.

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