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Thomas Meehan, Botanist

Thomas Meehan, Botanist | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Thomas Meehan (1826-1902), American botanist. Meehan emigrated from England to Philadelphia in 1848. Served as editor to "The Gardener's Monthly" (1859-1888), and later his own "Meehans' Monthly" (1891-1902). The plant genus Meehania was named in his honor. Handwritten inscriptions at the bottom read, "Thomas Meehan, 1869," and "Editor Gardeners Monthly, Philadelphia."
DESCRIPTION
Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Thomas Meehan (1826-1902), American botanist. Meehan emigrated from England to Philadelphia in 1848. Served as editor to "The Gardener's Monthly" (1859-1888), and later his own "Meehans' Monthly" (1891-1902). The plant genus Meehania was named in his honor. Handwritten inscriptions at the bottom read, "Thomas Meehan, 1869," and "Editor Gardeners Monthly, Philadelphia."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:46880
Creation Date: 1869
Creator Name:Hinkle, D.
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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, "D. Hinkle, Photographer, Germantown." 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
Teachers
Ephemera
Beards
Indoor photography
Men
Moustache
Portrait photography
Scientists
Editors

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