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Fielding B. Meek, Paleontologist

Fielding B. Meek, Paleontologist | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Carte-de-visite portrait of Fielding B. Meek (1817-1876), American paleontologist. Meek became the Smithsonian Institution's first full-time paleontologist in 1858. Died of tuberculosis December 21, 1876. Shown here sitting in three-quarter profile, wearing a top hat.  Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "F.B.Meek 1868."
DESCRIPTION
Carte-de-visite portrait of Fielding B. Meek (1817-1876), American paleontologist. Meek became the Smithsonian Institution's first full-time paleontologist in 1858. Died of tuberculosis December 21, 1876. Shown here sitting in three-quarter profile, wearing a top hat. Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "F.B.Meek 1868."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:44756
Creation Date: 1868
Creator Name:Ulke, Henry
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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
Handwritten inscription on the back reads, "F.B.Meek, To Prof. I. A. Lapham." The photographer's credit reads "Henry Ulke, 278 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C." 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
Clothing and dress
Indoor photography
Men
Portrait photography
Scientists
Hats
Beards

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