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Professor Charles Abiathar White, Geologist

Professor Charles Abiathar White, Geologist | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Carte-de-visite portrait of Charles A. White (1826-1910), an American geologist and paleontologist. White was the State geologist of Iowa in 1866-70, and a professor of natural history at the State University of Iowa from 1867-73. He was the geologist and paleontologist for the United States Geological Survey between 1874 and 1892. The bottom of the image bears the handwritten text, "C.A. White M.D., State Geologist, Iowa, 1868."
DESCRIPTION
Carte-de-visite portrait of Charles A. White (1826-1910), an American geologist and paleontologist. White was the State geologist of Iowa in 1866-70, and a professor of natural history at the State University of Iowa from 1867-73. He was the geologist and paleontologist for the United States Geological Survey between 1874 and 1892. The bottom of the image bears the handwritten text, "C.A. White M.D., State Geologist, Iowa, 1868."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:45223
Creation Date: 1868
Creator Name:Wetherby's
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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
Photographer's studio credit on back reads, "Wetherby's Gallery of Paintings and Photographs, Clinton St., Iowa City, Entrance at Sign of the Blue Show Case and Union Shield. First Premium awarded at the State Fair." 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
Suits (Clothing)
Ephemera
Universities and colleges
Beards
Indoor photography
Men
Moustache
Portrait photography
Scientists
Faculty

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