George Perkins Marsh was born in Woodstock, Vermont, and graduated in 1820 from Dartmouth College. He practiced law in Burlington before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1843. He was a brilliant scholar, writer, philologist and diplomat. Zachary Taylor appointed him minister to the Ottoman Empire in 1849, and Abraham Lincoln appointed him ambassador to Italy in 1861. Marsh served as a diplomat for more than 20 years. Marsh spoke many languages and was an admirer of the Goths. He acquired a huge library, which was donated to the University of Vermont by Frederick Billings. Marsh wrote the book Man and Nature, which advanced many environmental ideas such as reforestation.
This George Perkins Marsh History Mug is part of our Vermont series which includes many unique individuals who played an important part in molding Vermont’s history.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.