Edgar A. Mearns

ID: 21452 or NHB-21452

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1900

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 17, Folder: 1

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Edgar A. Mearns, an ornithologist, research associate, and honorary associate in zoology, with the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, was one of three naturalists from the National Museum chosen go on the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition with Theodore Roosevelt to Africa in 1909. In this pose Mearns is facing towards the left.


  • Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
  • Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Research Associate
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)


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See also Neg. #SIA2009-1360 and 21449 for slightly different pose.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 17, Folder: 1

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


c. 1900

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21452 or NHB-21452

Physical description

Color: Cyano type; Size: 3w x 5h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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