Bust of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873)

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Bust by Preston Powers, Florence, Italy. Photographed by Longworth Powers.


  • Agassiz, Louis 1807-1873
  • Powers, Preston 1842 or 1843-1904
  • Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents


  • Agassiz was a Swiss-born author, Harvard professor, zoologist, naturalist, b. Switzerland, d. Cambridge, Massachusetts; Smithsonian Regent, Citizen of Massachusetts (1863-1873). He was the leading biologist in the United States in the 1840s and the founding director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. He was known for his anti-Darwinism stance.
  • Printed on recto: Cabinet Portrait / L. Powers, Photographe / 9. Via Dante da Castiglione, Florence

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27, Image No. SIA_000095_B27_021

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  • 1875
  • Circa 1875

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Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27_021]

Physical description

Cabinet photographs; 6.5 x 4.25;

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