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Increase Lapham Examining a Meteorite

Date: 1871
Description: Stereograph portrait of Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875) examining the sixth fragment of a 33 lb. meteorite found in Trenton, Washington County, Wisconsin...
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Young Increase A. Lapham

Date: 1859
Description: Studio portrait of Increase A. Lapham in suit and tie.
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Ann Lapham

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Description: Drawn portrait of Ann Lapham, wife of Increase A. Lapham.
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Philo Romayne Hoy, Ornithologist

Date: 1874
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Dr. Philo R. Hoy (1816-1892), Wisconsin ornithologist and entomologist. Settled in Racine with his family in 1846. Served as pr...
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Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, Geologist

Date: 1864
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss-born American zoologist, geologist and glaciologist. Founded the Museum of Compa...
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John Gould Anthony, Zoologist

Date: 1863
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of John Gould Anthony (1804-1877), head of the Conchology department at the Museum of Comparative Zoology from 1863 until his deat...
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Oliver Marcy, Naturalist

Date: 1865
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Oliver Marcy (1820-1899), American educator and natural scientist. In 1862, he became professor and chair of the natural histor...
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Edward Hitchcock, Geologist and Theologian

Date: 1869
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864), American educator and geologist. Hitchcock served as the third president of Amherst College from...
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Professor Benjamin Silliman, Chemist

Date: 1865
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864), notable American professor of science. He served for many years as a professor of Chemistry and...
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James Dwight Dana, Geologist

Date: 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 mountai...
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Fielding B. Meek, Paleontologist

Date: 1868
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Fielding B. Meek (1817-1876), American paleontologist. Meek became the Smithsonian Institution's first full-time paleontologist...
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Professor Robert von Schlagintweit, Geographer

Date: 1869
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Robert von Schlagintweit (1833-1885), German orientalist, geographer and explorer. Along with his oldest brother Hermann, Rober...
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Professor Alexander Winchell, Geologist

Date: 1869
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait photograph of Alexander Winchell (1824-1891), former state geologist of Michigan and professor of Geology and Paleontology at the...
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Hubert Anson Newton, Astronomer

Date: 1869
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait photograph of Hubert Anson Newton (1830-1896), American astronomer and mathematician. He was best known for his research on meteor...
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John Lawrence Smith, Chemist

Date: 1854
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of John Lawrence Smith (1818-1883), American chemist. From 1846-1850, he worked for the Turkish government, exploring their count...
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Professor Charles Abiathar White, Geologist

Date: 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...
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Professor Edwin Courtlandt Bolles, Historian

Date: 1864
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Edwin C. Bolles (1836-1920), professor of English and American History at Tufts. He is best known for amassing a vast archive o...
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Joseph H. McChesney, Geologist

Date: 1864
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Professor Joseph H. McChesney, a geologist and paleontologist associated with the Illinois State Geological Survey. Shown here...
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Benjamin Kendall Emerson, Geologist

Date: 1867
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of B.K. Emerson (1837-1928), professor of Minerology and Geology at Amherst College. Handwritten inscription at the bottom reads,...
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Henry B. Nason, Chemist

Date: 1869
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Henry B. Nason (1831-1895), head of the Chemistry department at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first Technological s...

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