Joseph Henry, First Smithsonian Secretary

ID: 10603 or MAH-10603

Creator: Peale, Titian Ramsay

Form/Genre: Card photograph

Date: 1862

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27-B

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Card photograph portrait of Joseph Henry (1797-1878), physicist and first Smithsonian Secretary (1846-1878). Henry is seated, facing right, and wearing glasses in this portrait.


Henry, Joseph 1797-1878


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There are two small card photographs of this image at this location (each 2.5w x 4h). There is also a small print of this image mounted on a card (total size 4.25w x 6.5h) at this location. Two prints of this image are located in SIA RU95 B11 F3. One image also has negative #10603 (size 5.75w x 7.5h), but the image is reversed (Henry is facing left). The other is negative #75630 and is a cleaned image of the original print (size 6.75w x 8h).

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27-B

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



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ID Number

10603 or MAH-10603

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 2.5w x 4h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Card photograph

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