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Date: 1865 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Alexander Kerr (1828-1919), Scottish-born Professor of Greek at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Appointed to his...

Date: 1864 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Josiah Hoopes (b. 1832, death date unknown), American botanist. In 1853, he established a tree nursery in West Chester, which i...

Photograph

Henry L. Ward

Date: 1914-02-26 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Henry L. Ward, Milwaukee naturalist and museum director.

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Description: Carte-de-visite photomontage double portrait of the geologist and zoologist, Jean Louis Rudolphe Agassiz (1807-1873). Founded the Museum of Comparative Zoo...

Date: 1854 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of John Lawrence Smith (1818-1883), American chemist. From 1846-1850, he worked for the Turkish government, exploring their count...

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of James Hall (1811-1898), American geologist and paleontologist. Thought to be the top American invertebrate paleontol...

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:  date unknown

Description: Reproduction of a vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of William W. Mather (1804-1859), geologist and U.S. Army officer. Ohio's first state geologist. Capti...

Date: 1872 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Professor W.W. Daniels, University of Wisconsin geologist. Daniels worked as one of Increase Lapham's assistants during the Wis...

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: 1864 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Joshua Hoopes (1788-1874), American Botanist. An infant at the time of the Wyoming Indian massacre, his mother strapped him on...

Date:  date unknown

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Engraved portrait of Charles W. Short (1794-1863), Kentucky botanist. Worked at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, 1825-38. The plant genus...

Date: 1954-11-05 

Description: Man operating a ventilator testing cabinet at W.R. Carnes Company.

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: 1946-01-09 

Description: Two men performing a test in a laboratory at the Madison Dairy, 1018 East Washington Avenue.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Dr. Samuel Barnum Mead (1799-1880), Illinois-based physician and botanist. Mead, a pioneer in both the fields of medicine and b...

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: 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: 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...

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