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Portrait of Truman Henry Safford 
1845 (ca) 
  
Daguerreotype, 1/2 plate 
Harvard University Archives 
HUP Sales, Frances vt, HA-11 
  
 
LL/68983 
  
Curatorial description
A child prodigy, Safford was known for his remarkable facility for mental mathematical calculations. This portrait depicts him at the age of nine or ten. It was found among the papers of Edward Pickering, Director of the Harvard College Observatory, where Safford began his career as an astronomer following his graduation from Harvard in 1854. 
 

 
  
 
  
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