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Fiske, Wilbur A.
Lantern Slide Collection of Wilbur A. Fiske
A set of 1183 lantern slides from the collection of Wilbur A. Fiske, who was the head of the Department of Geology at Occidental College from approximately 1905 until 1913. The collection includes a mixture of photographic images (728), diagrams (175), portraits of scientists (26), and maps (99), plus slides of aerial photographs from two different commercial providers (97 slides from Spence Air Photo, and 61 from Geo-Aero-Photo, Oklahoma City, Okla.). 85 slides are of images that appear to have been photographed from books or scientific papers given visible figure captions or other evidence of printed publications in them (although more slides may be photographs from publications, but it wasn't possible to make that determination). Slides credited to Fiske are dated from 1906-1910; the slides from Spence Air Photo are dated from 1928 and 1938; and the slides from Geo-Aero-Photo are dated from 1937-1941. All lantern slides are black and white except for five slides that are at least partially hand-colored. Overall very good. 42 slides are cracked.Wilbur Adrian Fiske was born in the 1860s in Indiana and was educated at Fort Wayne College and DePaul University, with some graduate work at Harvard. He taught high school in Indiana prior to moving to California. His research interests included the flora and geology of the High Sierras and Catalina Island, in addition to education. He was head of the Department of Geology at Occidental College from approximately 1905 until 1913 when he resigned to accept the position of direction of the Chaffey Library Foundation associated with … [Click Below for Full Description]
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