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Fielding B. Meek, Paleontologist
Carte de visite
Wisconsin Historical Society
Increase Allen Lapham: Papers, 1825-1930, carte-de-visite collection, WHS Image id: WHi-44756
Henry Ulke (278 Pennslyvania Avenue, Washington D.C., 1865)
Carte-de-visite portrait of Fielding B. Meek (1817-1876), American paleontologist. Meek became the Smithsonian Institution's first full-time paleontologist in 1858. Died of tuberculosis December 21, 1876. Shown here sitting in three-quarter profile, wearing a top hat. Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "F.B.Meek 1868."
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