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1754-1820s

(left) Oil on canvas painting of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton by Daniel Huntington, mid-1800s.
Gift of Graham Windham. (right) Medal bestowed by the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on a man who saved two people from drowning, 1852
National Numismatic Collection

Revolution and the New Nation

How did the American Revolution impact philanthropy in the United States?

How did women and African Americans carve out new roles in society through philanthropy in the early United States?

Medal bestowed by the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts & Oil on canvas painting of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton by Daniel Huntington

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