Portrait of Godfrey Von Platen
24 in x 30 in x ;36" x 29.75"
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Godfrey Von Platen (1867-1924) was a Michigan lumber baron. Born in Germany in 1867, his family moved to Petoskey when he was two years old. His lumber business was based out of Iron Mountain in the Upper Peninsula. In 1920, Von Platen made local headlines after spending $2,000,000 buying more land.
A portrait of an aging gentleman with gray hair and a mustache in a 20th century black suit, leaning to the right.
Gift of Peter and Patricia Renucci