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UAP 23063

Date of Work

Circa 1885


Henry Montgomery stands dressed in his academic robe and hood in front of a photography studio backdrop. Montgomery, first University of North Dakota faculty member appointed, was named vice president and natural sciences chair (1884-1886) and served as curator of the museum (1888-1889). Besides teaching the natural sciences, he also taught English and along with Webster Merrifield helped to develop the liberal arts curriculum for the university. When President William Blackburn was dismissed in 1885 and Webster Merrifield declined the presidency, Montgomery became acting president for two years (1885-1887). He resigned from the University of North Dakota in 1889.

Photo contributor: Blackburn, Wm. M. (William Maxwell), 1828-1898


Henry Montgomery; Acting President; Natural Sciences; Fashion-Clothing; Curator of the Museum; Vice President; William Blackburn; Webster Merrifield; Photographic Studio Backdrop; Clothing and dress; Academic costume; Photography; Artistic; Museum curators; College teachers; Commercial photography; Universities and colleges - Faculty

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Montgomery, Henry, 1848-1919; Blackburn, Wm. M., (William Maxwell), 1828-1898; Merrifield, Webster, 1852-1916


Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota