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A Prince of a Guy

December 28, 2012

Those who you who collect early convention tickets may be familiar with the name Frederick O. Prince. It appears on Democratic National Convention tickets issued from 1864 to 1880. It is always fun to connect a face with a name, so we gladly comply. Here is the front and back sides of a cabinet card of Prince, signed by him on the verso, along with a brief bio written by an admirer. It seems Prince was also Mayor of Boston. He was Mayor Prince. Seems a little confusing, but that’s who he was!