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Title: Egbert B. Grandin (1806-1845)
Artist: Alonzo Parks, 1843
The following information about was taken from the Granden Historical site:
Egbert Grandin was born in rural New Jersey but moved with his parents to western New York at an early age. At eighteen, he apprenticed as a printer in the Palmyra office of the Wayne County Sentinel. In the spring of 1828, he began his own printing business. That fall he moved into the newly constructed Thayer and Grandin's Row where he operated a bookstore, circulating library, and bindery, along with the print shop where the Book of Mormon was printed 1829-1830.
Grandin's printing career lasted until 1833, when he sold the shop. Over the next twelve years he owned a butchery, tannery, and storage and freighting businesses, and farmed. He died of pneumonia in 1845 at the age of thirty-nine.