Black and white photograph of a man with a tophat

photograph: Robert Foulis, Inventor, c. 1860, 1932. Robert Foulis was talented man with a varied career. He is best known for inventing a steam powere foghorn. Foulis was involved in the mining of albertite at Albert Mines and once stated that he had used the bitumen to create an illuminating gas long before Abraham Gesner.

Gift of Alice Maude Rainnie, 1949
letterpress halftone on wove paper
17.2 x 9 cm
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