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Charles Darwin

This portrait of Charles Darwin is from the online collection,
"Scientific Identity: Portraits from the Dibner Library of the History
of Science and Technology" (view collection)Sil14d109a

scientific portrait collection in the Dibner Library was assembled by
Bern Dibner. The images formed a fine research complement to the
thousands of scientific books and manuscripts in the library he
founded, the Burndy Library. Bern Dibner obtained most of the portraits
during the 1940s from print dealers in Boston, London, and Paris. By
1950 he had about two thousand images and arranged them into ten
scientific subdivisions: Botany, Chemistry, Electricity, Geology,
Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Technology, and Zoology.

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