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Portrait of Agassiz and Agassiz


Carte-de-visite photomontage double portrait of the geologist and zoologist, Jean Louis Rudolphe Agassiz (1807-1873). Founded the Museum of Comparative Zoology in 1860. Founding member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1863. Shown simultaneously sitting and writing at a table. Handwritten inscription at the bottom reads, "Agassiz and Agassiz."


Image ID: 47318

Creation Date:  

Creator Name: Brown, H. S.




Collection Name: Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875 : Increase A. Lapham papers, 1825-1930

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 24

Original Dimensions: 2.5 x 4 inches


Photographer's credit on back reads, "H.S. Brown, Photographer, 201 E. Water St., Milwaukee, Wis." Other inscriptions on the back include, "Taken some time in the sixties," "Prof Louis Agassiz + John Y. Scammon," and then later, "No, both are Agassiz."


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