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NH 95532 Assistant Surgeon Elisha Kent Kane, USN (1820-1857)

Photo #: NH 95532  Assistant Surgeon Elisha Kent Kane, USN, (1820-1857)
Description: Engraved portrait after a painting by Alonzo Chappel, published in National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans. It depicts Kane during his 1850s missions to the Arctic to search for possible survivors of the Franklin expedition. Kane's hand is shown resting on a monument inscribed Sacred to the Memory of W. Braine R.N. H.M.S. Erebus .... U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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