Leavitt Hunt

Military Person

1831 – 1907

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Who was Leavitt Hunt?

Col. Leavitt Hunt was a Harvard-educated attorney and photography pioneer who was one of the first people to photograph the Middle East. He and a companion, Nathan Flint Baker, traveled to Egypt, the Holy Land, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece on a Grand Tour in 1851–52, making one of the earliest photographic records of the Arab and ancient worlds, including the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza, views along the Nile River, the ruins at Petra and the Parthenon in Greece.

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Born
1831
Brattleboro
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Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard Law School
  • Boston Latin School
Died
1907
Weathersfield

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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