Portrait of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873)

ID: SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27_023]

Creator: Watkins, Carleton E. 1829-1916

Form/Genre: Photographs

Date: 1867

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27, Image No. SIA_000095_B27_023

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  • Agassiz, Louis 1807-1873
  • 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.
  • J.J. Cook was a creditor who took over the gallery and studio of photographer Carleton E. Watkins. Cook reproduced the work of Watkins without attribution.
  • Printed on recto: WATKINS' YO-SEMITE ART GALLERY, / 26 Montgomery Street, opposite Lick House, San Francisco/ Duplicates at any time. / J. J. Cook.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27, Image No. SIA_000095_B27_023

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  • 1867
  • Between 1867 and 1873

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SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27_023]

Physical description

Cabinet photographs; 6.5 x 4.25;

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