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Samuel Montague Fassett (S.M. Fassett, Artist, 122 & 124 Clark St., Chicago, Ill.)
Robert Kennicott, Naturalist
Carte de visite
Wisconsin Historical Society
Increase Allen Lapham: Papers, 1825-1930, carte-de-visite collection, WHS Image id: WHi-47793
Carte-de-visite of Robert Kennicott (1835-1866), American Naturalist. After 1853 he worked for Spencer Fullerton Baird at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and was a prominent member of their Megatherium Club. In 1865, Kennicott worked for the the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, attempting to find a possible route for a telegraph from the United States to Russia. Shown here in costume, possibly from an expedition to northern Canada. Handwritten inscription at the bottom reads, "Bob Kennicott."
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