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Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, Geologist

Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, Geologist | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Carte-de-visite portrait of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss-born American zoologist, geologist and glaciologist. Founded the Museum of Comparative Zoology in 1860. Founding member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1863.  Agassiz is shown sitting in three-quarter profile. Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "Agassiz 1864."
DESCRIPTION
Carte-de-visite portrait of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss-born American zoologist, geologist and glaciologist. Founded the Museum of Comparative Zoology in 1860. Founding member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1863. Agassiz is shown sitting in three-quarter profile. Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "Agassiz 1864."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:44730
Creation Date: 1864
Creator Name:Sonrel, August
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Collection Name:Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875 : Increase A. Lapham papers, 1825-1930
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 24
Original Dimensions:2.5 x 4 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Agassiz's name appears in script on back. Photographer's credit on back reads, "A. Sonrel, 46 School Street, Boston." August Sonrel, to whom this credit refers, was a gifted 19th Century lithographer whom Agassiz had hired a number of years earlier to make images for a monograph on American fish. 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
Clothing and dress
Indoor photography
Men
Portrait photography
Scientists
Ephemera

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