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Professor Josiah Dwight Whitney, Geologist

Professor Josiah Dwight Whitney, Geologist | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Carte-de-visite portrait of Josiah D. Whitney (1819-1896), professor of Geology at Harvard University (1865-96), and chief of the Californa Geological Survey (1860-74). Mount Whitney, the highest point in the continental United States, was named after him by members of the survey. Handwritten text at the bottom of the image reads, "J.D. Whitney, 1864."
DESCRIPTION
Carte-de-visite portrait of Josiah D. Whitney (1819-1896), professor of Geology at Harvard University (1865-96), and chief of the Californa Geological Survey (1860-74). Mount Whitney, the highest point in the continental United States, was named after him by members of the survey. Handwritten text at the bottom of the image reads, "J.D. Whitney, 1864."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:45283
Creation Date: 1864
Creator Name:Sellek, Silas
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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 credit on the back reads, "Silas Sellek, Photographic Artist, 415 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 2 doors from Wells, Fargo & Co." 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
Teachers
Ephemera
Men
Portrait photography
Scientists
Suits (Clothing)
Indoor photography
Beards
Moustache

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