Black and white photograph of a man with whiskers

photograph: Abraham Gesner (1797-1864), c. 1870. Abraham Gesner is often considered a founder of the modern petroleum industry for developing a method to distill kerosene. Gesner used the bitumen albertite, from Albert Mines, as a resource.

New Brunswick Museum Collection
c. 1870
Albert Mines, New Brunswick, CANADA
Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA
albumen print, mounted on card
25.4 x 15.8 cm
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