Female American Velvet Scoter illustration   Save
Female American Velvet Scoter illustration
Description: Sketch of a female American Velvet Scoter, Okanogen County, Washington, December 10, 1895. by William L. Dawson 1873-1928). This pencil sketch includes a profile view of the duck's head and bill as well as an overhead view of the bill. A caption located on the lower left corner reads: "Female Am. Velvet Scoter, Showing encroachment of frontal feathers. Dec. 10, 1895. WLD." Dawson was an ornithologist and author of "The Birds of Ohio" (Columbus: Wheaton Publishing Company, 1903); "Birds of Washington" (Seattle: The Occidental Publishing Col, 1909), and "The Birds of California" ( San Diego: South Moulton Co., 1923, 4 vol.). Dawson was an alumnus of Oberlin College (1897, 1903) and Oberlin Theological Seminary (1899). He was an ordained minister who served as pastor of North Church, Columbus, Ohio, from 1900 to 1902. Circa 1904 he moved to Washington State, and later moved to California (1911?), where he was a co-founder and the director of the International Museum of Comparative Ooology, Santa Barbara (now the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History). Dawson founded Wheaton Publishing Co. (Columbus), Occidental Publishing Co. (Seattle), and Birds of California Publishing Company (Santa Barbara). View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06066
Subjects: Dawson, William Leon, 1873-1928; Ornithologists; Cultural Ohio--Art and Artists
Places: Okanogen County (Washington)