'Public Buildings in Washington', 1874. Creator: John Filmer
'Public Buildings in Washington', 1874. 'Treasury Department; White House Front View; Smithsonian Institute; [Capitol Building], City Hall, White House Rear View; View from Agricultural Grounds', Washington DC, USA. 'The most striking object at Washington is undoubtedly the magnificent white-marble Capitol...It rises majestically far above all surrounding objects, amid a nest of thick and darkly verdant foliage, on the brow of the hill to which it gives its name; its very lofty dome, with its tiers of columns, its rich ornamentation, and its summit surmounted by the colossal statue of Liberty, presents a noble appearance, and may be seen for many miles around'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. II, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874]
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Andrew Clark, Senior Physician to the London Hospital, 1878.Artist: Lock & Whitfield
Andrew Clark, Senior Physician to the London Hospital, 1878. Clark served as physician to the London Hospital from 1866 to 1886. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physiciansin 1858, and acquired a reputation as a teacher of medicine, as well as building up a large practice with Gladstone among his patients. He was elected President of the College in 1888 and President of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society in 1892. In 1885 Clark became a Fellow of the Royal Society. From Men of Mark: a gallery of contemporary portraits of men distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in science, literature and art, the army, navy, law, medicine, etc. Photographed from life by Lock and Whitfield, with brief biographical notices by Thompson Cooper. (Conducted by G. C. Whitfield.) (London, 1876-1883).
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Marie Curie, Polish-born French physicist, 1925. Artist: Unknown
Marie Curie, Polish-born French physicist, 1925. Marie Curie (1867-1934) in her office at the Radium Institute, Paris, of which she was director of research from 1918-1934. Marie and her husband Pierre Curie continued the work on radioactivity started by Henri Becquerel. In 1898, they discovered two new elements, polonium and radium. Marie did most of the work of producing these elements, and to this day her notebooks are still too radioactive to use. She went on to become the first woman to be awarded a doctorate in France, and continued her work after Pierre's death in 1906. In 1903 the Curies shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Becquerel. Marie won a second Nobel Prize, for chemistry, in 1911.
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