Robert Kennicott, Explorer, in Field Outfit

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Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
43604 or MAH-43604 is the black and white negative and print, as well as this original carte de visite.
Summary
Robert Kennicott (1835-1866), explorer and naturalist, in his field clothes. Noted for his field work in Alaska, Kennicott was one of a group of young naturalists who lived in the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle" and dubbed themselves "The Megatherium Club." Kennicott died in Alaska on May 13, 1866, while commanding the Russian-American Telegraph Expedition, also known as the Western Union Telegraph Expedition.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27C, Folder: 37
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic
Explorers
Megatherium Club
Expeditions
Scientific expeditions
Scientific Corps
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
Author
Unknown
Subject
Kennicott, Robert
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description
Color: Sepia; Size: 2.5w x 4h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Card photograph
c. 1860s
Place
Alaska
Type
Card photograph
Portraits
Standard number
SIA2011-0145