Scientist Portrait Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0191
Creators:
Wilhelm
White, Sydney Victor
Lord, R. H.
Petit, Pierre, 1832-
Pirou, Eug.
Harris Auction Galleries (Baltimore, Md.)
Hills & Saunders
Elliott and Fry
Dates:
ca. 1870-1900
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Folder
Repository:
This collection contains twelve photoprints in the cabinet print format, although only nine are true albumen cabinet prints. The subjects depicted are European scientists. Except as otherwise noted in the listing, biographical information about the subjects was located in standard biographical references, such as Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Chambers' Dictionary of Scientists, and World Who's in Science.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
12 photoprints: portraits of various scientists and scholars, including Irish, French, English, and German men. All are on cabinet-size mounts, nine being silver albumen cabinet prints, while three are silver gelatin prints.

Arrangement
Arrangement
One series, unarranged.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from the Harris Auction Galleries, Baltimore, Maryland, 1985.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Scientist Portrait Collection, Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
These photographs were part of a larger group purchased as a lot by Robert Vogel, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, at the Harris Auction Galleries, Baltimore, ca. 1985. Portraits of several engineers were retained for the division's collections, and the remainder were forwarded to the Archives Center.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1850-1900 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cabinet photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archaeologists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronomers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Physicists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Physiologists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Explorers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1850-1900 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metallurgists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Physicians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Professors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Naturalists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anthropologists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anatomists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waldstein, Charles, 1856-1927 (archaeologist) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schwalbe, Gustav, 1844-1917 (anatomist, anthropologist, German) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marvin, W. Chas Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilbert, Joseph Henry, Sir, 1817-1901 (professor; English) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilchrist, Sidney Thomas (metallurgist, inventor (1850-1885), English) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harris Auction Galleries (Baltimore, Md.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charcot, Jean Martin, 1825-1893 (physician, professor) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eyre, Edward John, 1815-1901 (explorer) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garner, R. E. (naturalist, professor) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ball, Robert Stawell, Sir, 1840-1913 (astronomer; Irish) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Becquerel, Alexandre-Edmond (physicist (1820-1891), French ) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bernard, Claude (physiologist (1813-1878), French) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives