Woman Who Ran the Colt Firearms Factory
When firearms manufacturer Samuel Colt died in 1862, majority ownership in the Colt Fire Arms Company passed to his wife, Elizabeth Jarvis Colt. Called the Grande Dame of Connecticut, she worked tirelessly to preserve her husband's accomplishments and safeguard his legacy. The company continued to thrive under her leadership for almost forty years.
Image: Elizabeth Jarvis Hart Colt
With her son Caldwell
Portrait by Charles Loring Elliott
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