[Baltimore: 1858]. Oblong engraved, illustrated broadside, 6-1/4" x 10." Endorsed "Israel Cohen" on the verso. Very Good.
Israel Cohen [1820-1875], was a prominent member of Baltimore's most prominent Jewish family. The nephew of Mendes Israel Cohen, son of Benjamin I. Cohen [1797-1845], and husband of Rachael Cohen, he spent his life in Baltimore.
The 1850 Census lists him as "Security and Commodity Brokerage and Investment Companies." The 1860 Census, as well as the 1870 Census, lists him as stockbroker. He was also a Railroad Company director; Secretary, Treasurer and patron of the Maryland Academy of Music; and patron of the Maryland Academy of Art. His father Benjamin I. Cohen was one of the foremost bankers of Baltimore, a founder of the Baltimore Stock Board, and an influential advocate of Jewish civil rights. Item #37511