Present Whereabouts Unknown

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According to records at the Minnesota Historical Society, James J. Hill paid $800 for a portrait of Horace R. Bigelow on 12 August 1895 (Voucher 1355, along with payment for Pere Albert Lacombe for the same amount), destined for the Great Northern Railroad Building. Horace R. Bigelow was a lawyer and board member of the St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Manitoba line (precursor of Hill’s Great Northern Railroad) and had worked with Hill since the earliest railroad days in 1879.

The sitter apparently lived at 288 Walnut, St. Paul in the 1890s. His daughter Cornelia Bartlett married Ivy Ledbetter Lee (born 1877), a journalist.