Portrait of David F. Reese, who lived at today’s Flint House, painted by Earl Bridges of Albany, NY in 1837. The Schenectady County Historical Society owns the painting, and we will be able to make a reproduction to hang in the house. (Thanks to Susanna Fout and the SCHS!)
The Reese family was prominent in the local broomcorn and broom industry in Scotia/Glenville in the mid-1800s.
David Reese was born Dec. 16, 1796, and with his age of 40 prominently inscribed on the back it’s easy to date. He died on Oct. 14, 1867.
The canvas is 24 X 30, and the elaborate frame adds another 5 inches to each side.
The painting was originally donated to the Schenectady Museum in March, 1947 by Mrs. John