Artists (V) (American Collection)
Born of Dutch ancestry on Long Island at Oyster Bay, Daniel Van Voorhis was a highly skilled craftsman who began his career as a silversmith in Philadelphia about 1780. An advertisement in the Pennsylvania Gazette (which was edited and published by Benjamin Franklin) of May 6, 1782, listed his shop as being on Front Street in Philadelphia. Later that year, Van Voorhis removed his business to Princeton, New Jersey, where he worked until the latter part of 1784, when he moved to New York City. ...