Photograph of Man with Octant

Description:

The octant held by the man in this photograph appears to have been made by Richard Patten. Since the image of the octant is reversed, the photograph is probably a copy of the original.The inscription on the front of the photograph reads Captain David Bowen Moore. Born Dec. 27, 1793." That on the back reads "Wm E. Service / Photographer / 4 E. Commerce St. Bridgton, N.J."

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1993.0187.02Catalog Number: 1993.0187.02Accession Number: 1993.0187Catalog Number: 1993.0187.2

Object Name: Photograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: .2 cm x 11.3 cm x 16.7 cm; 1/16 in x 4 7/16 in x 6 9/16 inoverall: 6 5/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 1/8 in; 16.8275 cm x 11.1125 cm x .3175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-ca88-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1138039

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