Major John Wesley Powell

ID: 10696 or MAH-10696

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1879

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 18, Folder: 57

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Summary

Major John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) seated, front view, middle-aged, 1879. Geologist and western explorer, Powell led an expedition to the Grand Canyon in the 1870's. He was first director of the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian from its founding in 1879 until his death in 1902.

Subject

  • Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Black and white print also available. See 10396 for a similar image, front view.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 18, Folder: 57

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1879

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Topic

  • Discovery and exploration
  • Geology
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Anthropology
  • Portraits

Place

America

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

10696 or MAH-10696

Physical description

Color: Cyano type; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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