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UIG863379
Title
Alexander Wilson (1766-1813)
Description
Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) teacher and ornithologist. Born in Paisley, Scotland, he emigrated to America in 1794 and became an American citizen in 1804. Considered by many to be the father of American ornithology. At the time of his death seven of the planned nine volumes of his "American Ornithology" (1808-1814) had been published. The final two volumes were completed by his friend George Ord. Engraving, 1896.
Credit
Universal History Archive/UIG / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • alexander wilson
  • american culture
  • american ornithology
  • contemplation
  • engraving
  • formal
  • full suit
  • hand on chin
  • head and shoulders
  • history
  • illustration
  • looking at camera
  • one person
  • one young man only
  • ornithology
  • portrait
  • science
  • scientist
  • studio shot
  • usa
  • vertical
  • wig
  • zoology
  • 1896

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