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William Smith

575009: Portrait of William Smith
William Smith(1769-1839) is Considered by many people to be the "Father of English Geology". He began his work as an engineer for a company digging canals. While he was working he made some observations about the way that the Earth was arranged in layers around him. This lead to him creating a profile of the entire country of England. After his initial discoveries and theories, he went on to have a very distinguished career in the British Science Societies. This portrait of him was done by Abner Lowe in the 1920s.

Object ID: USGS-575009

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