This portrait of James Hall(1811-1898) was done by Abner
Lowe in the 1920s. Hall was one of Amos Eaton's students at
the Rensselaer School. His work in Geology is marked by his
tenure as the New York State Chief Geologist. He was not just
a state geologist. Much of his work was very influential and
in many ways his influence shaped the history of American Geology.