Portrait of Charles Fuller Baker

ID: SIA2010-1583

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: January 1926

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7323, Box 2, Folder: 4

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Summary

Portrait of Charles Fuller Baker wearing a white suit and hat.

Subject

  • Baker, C. F (Charles Fuller) 1872-1927
  • University of the Philippines

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This image of Charles Fuller Baker (1872-1927) was found in a booklet created for his memorial in 1927. The caption under the image reads: "1872-1926 and still going strong: Tired at the moment from fourteen years intensive work in the building of a university college without a vacation during that time, but good for twenty-five years more." The caption was taken from the back of the original image and was written by the Dean on this photograph, January, 1926. Charles Fuller Baker spent most of his career as a teacher of agronomy and agriculture, but he maintained a steady interest in entomology which he indulged at every opportunity. Trained at Michigan Agricultural College, he taught for several years in Colorado, Alabama, and Missouri before going to California where, in 1903, he obtained an M.S. degree at Stanford. After a brief stay at Pomona College, Baker did further teaching and field work in Cuba and Brazil, returned to Pomona for several more years and, in 1913, became a professor of agriculture at the University of the Philippines. In 1918, he became Dean of that university's College of Agriculture, a post he retained until his death. While Baker's entomological studies were avocational, he strived to make a significant addition to the United States National Museum, to which his collection passed at his death.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7323, Box 2, Folder: 4

Contact information

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

Date

January 1926

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Topic

  • Botany
  • Universities and colleges
  • Entomologists
  • Botanists

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Portraits

ID Number

SIA2010-1583

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 5.5h; Type of Image: Person, portrait; Medium: Document

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