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Increase Lapham Examining a Meteorite

Increase Lapham Examining a Meteorite
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Title: Increase Lapham Examining a Meteorite
Description: Stereograph portrait of Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875) examining the sixth fragment of a 33 lb. meteorite found in Trenton, Washington County, Wisconsin in 1871.

Image ID: 1944
1871 ca.
Not known
City, State: Trenton, Wisconsin
Lapham, Increase Allen : Increase A. Lapham papers, 1825 - 1930
Genre: Photograph
Trenton Meteorite Milwaukee Public Museum Catalog #: 19258 The Trenton Meteorite at 4.5 billion years old is the oldest item in the Museum collection and perhaps on Earth. Report of the Smithsonian Institution for 1869.
Subjects: Furniture
Indoor photography
Portrait photography
Suits (Clothing)

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