The collection comprises over 800 hand-tinted glass plate photographs of birds, produced by Herbert Keightley Job from 1896 to 1925. Job (1864-1933) was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was a minister, lecturer, author, ornithologist, and pioneer wildlife photographer. He held positions at the Connecticut Agricultural College, served as Connecticut State Ornithologist, South Carolina State Director of Nature Conservation, director of the National Audubon Societies Summer School and Ornithological Experimental Station, and National Audubon Societies South Carolina Field Agent.
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