Sunday, February 20, 2005

COMING SOON! - The Beck Brothers of Schenectady

Soon to be posted: A look at the 19th Century scientific Beck brothers of Schenectady, New York

John Brodhead Beck
Lewis Beck
Theodric Romeyn Beck

Keep an eye on Historica Botanica!

Number 12 - Name That Botanist

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This albumen carte-de-visite is attributed to New York photographer A.W. Jordan. The sitting can probably be dated to the early 1870s, the decade during which he flourished, and near the end of the life (1796-1873) of the subject- illustrious American botanist, Professor of Chemistry, and Assayer of the U.S. Mint.

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