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By 1875, the Smithsonian collection of photographic likenesses of distinguished cultivators of science in all parts of the world, meteorological observers, contributors to the ethnological department, and other correspondents numbers 400. They are neatly framed and form an interesting feature of the collections.


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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1875, p. 42

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