Alexander Hamilton - The Man Who Made Modern AmericaAlexander Hamilton - The Man Who Made Modern America

Cylinder Desk, belonged to Alexander Hamilton
Mahogany, satinwood, pine, brass, c. 1800
Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton and General Pierpont
Morgan Hamilton

Hamilton changed the world through writing. This elegant desk, which he used in his New York house from about 1800, suggests how the work of his writing followed him home.