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In the days before the camera, oil paintings were one of the few ways of making a person's picture. Many people left no pictures of themselves, since they were costly and good artists were few. Elihu Hoyt was an important man of his generation whose family first settled in Deerfield in 1682. He was a colonel in the militia and served in many town offices. He was elected as a member of the state government for 27 years.


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Colonel Elihu Hoyt (1771-1833)

artist   Augustus Fuller [Attributed to] (1812-1873)
date   c. 1830
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   17.625"
height   24.0"
process/materials   oil on panel
item type   Art/Painting
accession #   #1905.10.01

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Colonel Elihu Hoyt Military Commission

"A Brief Sketch of the First Settlement of Deerfield, Mass."

Letter to Deerfield Assessors by Colonel Elihu Hoyt

Appendix to "Journal of a tour to Saratoga Springs, August 1827" kept by Elihu Hoyt

Colonel Elihu Hoyt notification to appear at military parade

Letter to Colonel Elihu Hoyt

Announcement of Marriage Intention of Wells & Hoyt

Wedding Ring of Mrs. Hannah (Taylor) Hoyt

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