Portrait of Robert Kennicott (1835-1866)

ID: SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27C_109]

Creator: Hesler, Alexander 1823-1895

Form/Genre: Photographs

Date: 1859

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27C, Image No. SIA_000095_B27C_109

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Subject

Kennicott, Robert 1835-1866

Notes

  • Archives No. SIA2011-0145
  • USNM No. 43604
  • Archives No. SA-1301
  • Explorer and naturalist; Noted for his field work in Alaska, Kennicott was one of a group of young naturalists who lived in the Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle, and dubbed themselves "The Megatherium Club." Kennicott died in Alaska on May 13, 1866, while commanding the Russian-American Telegraph Expedition, also known as the Western Union Telegraph Expedition.
  • Printed on verso: Hesler, Artist / 113 Lake Street, / Chicago.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27C, Image No. SIA_000095_B27C_109

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1859
  • Between 1859 and 1866

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  • No Copyright - United States

Topic

  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Portraits
  • Employees
  • Scientists
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

Photographs

Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27C_109]

Physical description

Cartes-de-visite (card photographs); 4 x 2.5;

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