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Portrait of Edward F. Bigelow

Harris and Ewing

Photograph, 23 x 18 ¾ in.

Bruce Museum Archive, Gift of Nellie P. Bigelow

This portrait of Edward F. Bigelow was donated in 1938 by his daughter, Nellie, who worked as the unpaid clerk at the Museum from 1918 until the mid-1950s. Although he is best known as a naturalist and author, Bigelow was also an accomplished photographer. He often captured such famous friends and acquaintances as the naturalist and writer John Burroughs, artists Leonard and Dorothy Ochtman, and even the founders of modern aviation, the Wright Brothers, on film.

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