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A. Sonrel (46 School Street, Boston)
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, Geologist
Carte de visite
Wisconsin Historical Society
Increase Allen Lapham: Papers, 1825-1930, carte-de-visite collection, WHS Image id: WHi-44730
Carte-de-visite portrait of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss-born American zoologist, geologist and glaciologist. Founded the Museum of Comparative Zoology in 1860. Founding member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1863. Agassiz is shown sitting in three-quarter profile. Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "Agassiz 1864."
August Sonrel, to whom this credit refers, was a gifted 19th Century lithographer whom Agassiz had hired a number of years earlier to make images for a monograph on American fish.
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