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Scientific Inventions and Natural History Oddities Photographs

Identifier: SC 01162

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Scope and Contents

Six photographs with typed descriptions on the reverse. Photographed by Underwood and Underwood of New York and Washington, D.C. Appear to be part of press releases.

Includes "A tree-climbing fish" (Queer Fish 8x10), "Human Skulls 20,000 Years Old" (Skulls 8 x 10), "Famous Diamonds of History Reproduced" (Famous Diamonds 8x10), model of the first all steel lighthouse: "Lighthouse" (5x7), testing automobile headlights: "Testing Headlights" (5x7), supplies standards for lamp manufacturers and the public: "Measures candle Power of Lights" (5x7) and survey boat which carried Birdsye down the river: "Colonel Birdseye and Family" (5x7).


  • 1924-1926

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Acquisition Information:

Gift before 1950.

Processing Information:

Processed by Anne Johnson.

Guide to the Scientific Inventions and Natural History Oddities Photographs
Anne Johnson.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository