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William Maclure

Detailed Description

This portrait of William Maclure(1763-1840) was done in the 1920s by Abner Lowe. Maclure, born in Ayr, Scotland, helped found the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia then became its president for 22 years. He also created one of the first true geological maps of any part of North America. Object ID: USGS-575006


Public Domain.