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Henry Ulke (278 Pennslyvania Avenue, Washington D.C., 1865)
Spencer Fullerton Baird, Ornithologist and Ichthylogist
Carte de visite
Wisconsin Historical Society
Increase Allen Lapham: Papers, 1825-1930, carte-de-visite collection, WHS Image id: WHi-47666
Carte-de-visite portrait of Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887), American ornithologist and ichthylogist. In 1838, Baird met John James Audubon, after which he turned his studies toward ornithology. Baird became a professor of Natural History at Dickinson College in 1845. From 1850 until 1878 he was assistant-secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. From 1871 until his death he served as the U.S. Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries. Handwritten inscription on bottom of card reads, "S.F. Baird, U.S. Fish Commissioner, 1867."
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