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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...

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...

Photograph

S.M. Babcock

Date: 1888 before

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of group of nine men, identified on the reverse as associates of the Geneva, New York Experiment Station. St...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Engraved quarter-length portrait of Increase Lapham.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Josiah D. Whitney (1819-1896), professor of Geology at Harvard University (1865-96), and chief of the Californa Geological Surv...

Date: 1949-11-28 

Description: County officers and state crime lab officials search for clues in the pasture near Fitch Hatchery road, where Bernice Johnston was beaten and abandoned. Th...

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Description: Unidentified explorer standing in field of snow with the Horlick Mountains of Antarctica in the background. The Horlick Mountains were named by Admiral Ric...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Moses Strong, a Wisconsin archaeologist who served as Lapham's assistant. His most important article was titled, "Prehistoric M...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Oval head and shoulders vignetted portrait of Increase A. Lapham.

Date: 1933-12-21 

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

Date: 1865 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864), notable American professor of science. He served for many years as a professor of Chemistry and...

Date: 1943 

Description: Treasury Design No. 25, "Blue Prints." The poster features two contrasting scenes. On the left is an explosive battle scene in shades of dark blue. On the...

Date: 1996-11 

Description: "Looking out from the Neda Mine."

Date: 1918-06-18 

Description: Dedication ceremony for Muir Knoll on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Judge Milton S. Griswold is speaking at flag-draped podium, and a...

Date: 1953-09-27 

Description: Richard and Ruth Shackleford pose with a prize white mink outside of the small animal house at 2105 Herrick Drive. Richard, a member of the UW genetics dep...

Photograph

Hugh Iltis

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Description: Hugh Iltis seated at his desk with botanical specimens.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of William H. Canfield (1819-1913), a Wisconsin civil engineer and surveyor who is best known for his studies of Sauk County's nat...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Reverend Joseph Blake (1814-1888), Maine-born reverend, professor and botanist. Published first catalogue of Maine Pl...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Thomas H. Huxley, an English biologist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog." He also coined the term "agnosticism" to describe his reli...

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.
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