Amos Eaton(1776-1842) was a geologist whose research area
was the geological profile of the New England region of the
United States. He was one of the most influential American
Geologists. He is considered by some to be the father of American
Geology. He was an advocate of field work and took his students
out on long field trips when he was a Professor at the Rensselaer
School. This portrait of Amos Eaton was done by Abner Lowe
in the 1920s.