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Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Draper Park

 
 
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By Jeff Feinstein, December 29, 2010
1. Draper Park Marker
Inscription.
Memorial to
Dr. John William Draper, 1811-1882
Chemist, Philosopher, Historian
First Photographed the
Human Face, 1839

 
Erected 1940 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 40° 59.519′ N, 73° 52.681′ W. Marker is in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (U.S. 9) and Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hastings on Hudson NY 10706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Edgar's Lane (approx. half a mile away); Willow Point (approx. 1.4 miles away); Westchester County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dobbs Ferry Memorial Park (approx. 1.5 miles away); Dobbs Ferry Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Skunk Hollow (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ardsley World War I Honor Roll (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rockleigh (approx. 2.6 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hastings-on-Hudson.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Dr, John W. Draper. Draper's contributions to science were of a high order. He discovered some of
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By Jeff Feinstein, December 29, 2010
2. Draper Park Marker
the facts that lie at the basis of spectrum analysis; he was one of the first successful experimenters in the art of photography; and he made researches in radiant energy and other scientific phenomena. He published in 1858 a treatise on 'Human Physiology,' which is a highly esteemed and widely used text-book. He died on the 4th of January, 1882
(Submitted on January 3, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Draper Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Feinstein, December 29, 2010
3. Draper Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2010, by Jeff Feinstein of Alexandria, Virginia, USA. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2010, by Jeff Feinstein of Alexandria, Virginia, USA. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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