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Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Professor Joseph H. McChesney, a geologist and paleontologist associated with the Illinois State Geological Survey. Shown here...

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Ezra S. Carr, geologist and California State Superintendent. He held chemistry professorships at various institution...

Date: 1945-02-23 

Description: Dorothy Johansson, research assistant in zoology at the University of Wisconsin, performing an experiment using white rats to check techniques being develo...

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of B.K. Emerson (1837-1928), professor of Minerology and Geology at Amherst College. Handwritten inscription at the bottom reads,...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Increase A. Lapham in suit and tie.

Date: 1869 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of John L. Russell (1808-1873), Botanist. From 1831-1854, Russell served as a Unitarian minister in a number of cities. Served as...

Historical Essay

Lapham, Increase, 1811-1875

Wisconsin's First Scientist

Read about Wisconsin's first scientist. Learn about his achievements; including his scientific writings, and his work as an engineer and land surveyor.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Dr. John Maynard Woodworth (1837-1879), an American physician and naturalist who is shown in a Russian-American fur trapper's c...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Increase Lapham.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Elias Durand (1794-1873), French botanist. Left France and came to America after the downfall of Emperor Napoleon. Es...

Date: 1949-02-18 

Description: U.S. Army Major Herbert Crecelius of the army chemical corps studying agricultural bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is in a lab coat...

Date: 1865 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Dr. John Maynard Woodworth (1837-1879), American physician and naturalist. In 1871, Woodworth became the first Surgeo...

Date: 1863 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of John Gould Anthony (1804-1877), head of the Conchology department at the Museum of Comparative Zoology from 1863 until his deat...

Date: 1869 

Description: Increase A. Lapham in the foreground of a rock formation in Taylor's Glen with A. Holly seated on a rock in the background.

Date: 1933-12-21 

Description: Mr. S. Schafer in laboratory coat, holds one large and one small snake.

Photograph

Scientists in Lab

Date: 1955-02-23 

Description: Five scientists wearing lab coats gather around an apparatus in a laboratory.

Date: 1867 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Peter Engelmann (1823-1874), Wisconsin educator and naturalist. Engelman founded the German-English Academy in Milwau...

Date: 1954-02-11 

Description: Portrait of five men who participated in the Wisconsin Canners Raw Products Conference held on the University of Wisconsin campus. Left to right: C. H. Mah...

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Reproduction of a carte-de-visite portrait of Johnathan Lang Cassells (1808-1866), Scottish-born chemist. Worked as a physician and a Professor of chemistr...

Date: 1867 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of George Engelmann (1809-1884), German-American botanist. He is best known for describing the flora of the American West. Handwr...

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