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Catalog Number 01.C.42
Object Name Plate, Engraving
Title Engraving Plate
Artist Unknown
Description Rectangular, thin, copper plate with "E.K. KANE. M.D." engraved in center. Size of business card.
Label This plate was used to produce calling cards for Elisha Kent Kane, 19th-century Philadelphia-born physician and Arctic explorer. Kane’s two expeditions to the Arctic to locate missing British explorer Sir John Franklin and his crew made him a celebrated American hero. After he died in Havana, at the age of 37, thousands gathered to watch his funeral procession from New Orleans to Philadelphia before he lay in state in Independence Hall.
Material Copper
Dimensions W-1.75 L-3.25 inches
Credit line American Philosophical Society
Search Terms 19th century
nineteenth century