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George Caleb Bingham

Bingham, George Caleb (1811–79), U.S. genre painter noted for his mid-western river scenes, such as Fur Traders Descending the Missouri (1845) and Raftsmen Playing Cards (1846). He also treated political subjects with warmth and humor, as in Canvassing for a Vote (1851), He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1848, and later held other state offices.

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