"Killed by R.G. Dun on Grand Cascapediac [sic] River, Quebec. Can., June 29, 1886. Wm. H. Willett, Chief Guide. Weight 54 lbs. Length 4 ft., 6 ins. Girth 28 ins. Width of Tail 14 ins.," [caption printed within a box (2 1/2 x 2 inches) in the lower right of the image].

Quebec, Canada: 1886 [but a later print?]. Photograph, 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, picturing Dun, wearing business suit and hat, posed with the fish, tied to a sturdy tree branch, while holding his fly rod, the fly dangling. Robert Graham Dun (1826-1900) began his career in Tappan & Douglas, the first mercantile agency in New York City, in 1850, and founded his own credit-rating firm, R.G. Dun & Co., in 1860, later merging with another company to become Dun & Bradstreet; Dun had a reputation for living well, with houses on Madison Avenue and in Rhode Island, a well-stocked wine cellar (he died of cirrhosis of the liver), household servants, etc.; he was a member of the "most notable of all the fishing clubs in Canada," the Restigouche Salmon Club (cf. "Salmon Fishing in Canada," pp. 103-108, in "The Illustrated American," 6 June 1891). Several surface abrasions, else very good. Mounted to larger card stock (stained from verso). (8874). Item #61894

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