Thomas Meehan, Botanist
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Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Thomas Meehan (1826-1902), American botanist. Meehan emigrated from England to Philadelphia in 1848. Served as editor to "The Gardener's Monthly" (1859-1888), and later his own "Meehans' Monthly" (1891-1902). The plant genus Meehania was named in his honor. Handwritten inscriptions at the bottom read, "Thomas Meehan, 1869," and "Editor Gardeners Monthly, Philadelphia."
Image ID: 46880
Creation Date: 1869
Creator Name: Hinkle, D.
Collection Name: Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875 : Increase A. Lapham papers, 1825-1930
Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number: PH 24
Original Dimensions: 2.5 x 4 inches
Photographer's credit on the back reads, "D. Hinkle, Photographer, Germantown." From album of portrait photographs collected by Lapham depicting scientists and artists, ca. 1860-ca. 1875. Images include portraits of geologists, botanists, sculptors, and authors.
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