Henry Box Brown aka. Harrison Bird Brown (1831-1915) was born in
Portland, Maine in 1831. At 15 Brown was apprenticed to house, sign, and
ship painters in Portland. By 1852 he was working in Harrison Eastman's
engraving shop in San Francisco. He changed his name to Harrison Bird
Brown after working with Eastman, and by 1860 he was back in Maine where he
became one of that state's most successful pai
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