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Charles Whittlesey, Geologist

Charles Whittlesey, Geologist
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Title: Charles Whittlesey, Geologist
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Charles Whittlesey (1808-1886), American Geologist. Fought in the Black Hawk War. Opened a law office and newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Worked as a topographer, geographer, and structural geologist and corresponded with Lapham. Handwritten text on the image reads, "Char. Whittlesey - Cleveland Ohio, Oct. 30, 1895 (?) - Geologist of Ohio."

Image ID: 45286
Decker, E.
Lapham, Increase Allen : Increase A. Lapham papers, 1825 - 1930
Genre: Photograph
Photographer's credit on back reads, "E. Decker, Photographer, 243 Superior St., Cleveland.O." Handwritten inscription on back reads, "From Southington, Conn. Oct. 5, 1808- This likeness taken A.D. 1858, age 50." From album of portrait photographs collected by Lapham depicting scientists and artists, ca. 1860-ca. 1875. Images include portraits of geologists, botanists, sculptors, and authors.
Subjects: Ephemera
Indoor photography
Portrait photography
Universities and colleges
Suits (Clothing)

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