George C. Maynard

ID: 2002-10655

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1899

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 16 Folder 75

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Portrait of George Colton Maynard was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1839. He moved to Washington, D.C. during the early years of the Civil War he worked as a military telegraph operator and after the war, he worked for several years with the U.S. Signal Corps. Maynard came to the United States National Museum in 1885 and worked as an aid and custodian for the Division of Technology (Mechanical Phases) in the Department of Anthropology. He was appointed Assistant Curator in 1901-1912, and Curator of Mechanical Technology until his death in 1918.


  • Maynard, George C
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology
  • United States National Museum Division of Mechanical Technology


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There original negative number is 28345, but that negative has been lost.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 16 Folder 75

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Color: Black and White; Size: 5 1/4w x 7 1/4h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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