Major John Wesley Powell

ID: 2002-12170

Creator: Sawyer ?

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1870s

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

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Summary

Major John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) seated at his desk in his office in the Adams Building on F Street in Washington, D.C. 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
  • Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Original negative number is BAE 64-a-13b, but that negative has been lost. For a similar view, see BAE 64-A-13.

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

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1870s

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Topic

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

Place

America

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

2002-12170

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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