Captain Charles Wilkes - 1863


Captain Charles Wilkes - Silsbee, Case and Co.

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Born in 1798, Captain Charles Wilkes is best known for leading the United States Exploring Expedition, which circumnavigated the world from 1838 through 1842, and spent significant time in the Pacific Northwest in 1841.

Commonly known as the "Wilkes Expedition", his crew included naturalists, botanists, a mineralogist, taxidermists, artists and a philologist, and was carried by the USS Vincennes (780 tons) and Peacock (650 tons), the brig Porpoise (230 tons), the store-ship Relief, and two schooners, Sea Gull (110 tons) and Flying Fish (96 tons). His was the last all-sail naval expedition to circle the globe.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0753
Photographer Silsbee, Case and Co.
Location Massachusetts
Subject Military, Portraits
Decade 1860s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type CDV
Size of Original 2.2 x 3.3 inches
Photographer's Number No