Alexander Dallas Bache

ID: 46639-D or MAH-46639D or mah-46639d

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: Date unknown, c. 1855

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 26, Folder: 3

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Summary

Portrait of Alexander Dallas Bache, who was a director of the United States Coast Survey, an eminent scientist, and involved in the debates over the creation of the Smithsonian Institution. He strongly advocated creation of a scientific research institute and the appointment of Joseph Henry as the first Secretary. Bache also served on the Smithsonian Board of Regents. This photograph shows Bache from above the waist, looking slightly off to his left.

Subject

  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • United States Coast Survey
  • Board of Regents

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 26, Folder: 3

Contact information

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

Date

Date unknown, c. 1855

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Debates and Debating
  • Congressional Debates
  • Portraits
  • Regents

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

46639-D or MAH-46639D or mah-46639d

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 7.5w x 11h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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