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James Dwight Dana, Geologist

James Dwight Dana, Geologist | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Carte-de-visite portrait of James Dwight Dana (1813-1895), American minerologist, geologist, and zoologist. He is best known for his discoveries of mountain formation, volcanoes, and the origin and structure of the continents and oceans. In 1836 and 1837, he served as assistant to Benjamin Silliman in the Chemistry lab at Yale University, and later married Silliman's daughter. Dana is shown sitting here in three-quarter profile, holding a top hat in his hand. Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "Jas.D.Dana 1865."
DESCRIPTION
Carte-de-visite portrait of James Dwight Dana (1813-1895), American minerologist, geologist, and zoologist. He is best known for his discoveries of mountain formation, volcanoes, and the origin and structure of the continents and oceans. In 1836 and 1837, he served as assistant to Benjamin Silliman in the Chemistry lab at Yale University, and later married Silliman's daughter. Dana is shown sitting here in three-quarter profile, holding a top hat in his hand. Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "Jas.D.Dana 1865."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:44753
Creation Date: 1865
Creator Name:Warren, George Kendall
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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
On the back, Lapham has written, "James D. Dana. b. at Utica N.Y. July 02, 1813." Photographer's credit includes an ornate text box and bears the inscription, "Warren, Post Office Block, Cambridgeport, Mass." 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
Men
Portrait photography
Scientists
Hats
Indoor photography
Ephemera

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