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Herman Faber
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Birth: 1831, Germany
Death: Dec. 10, 1913
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

NOTE: I used the birth information which is on his Death Certificate. Other sources give January 26, 1832.

He died at home: 648 Chelten Avenue

Buried on December 13, 1913.

His parents were Ludwig Faber & Mary Goss.

His first name often appears as Hermann.

Famous artist. He is considered a founder of medical illustration in America. During the Civil War, he did many illustrations for the U.S. Army's 6-volume "Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion".

His most famous single work is his pencil drawing of President Lincoln's deathbed. Known for its accuracy, he was an eyewitness & did it on-site.

He was also a noted etcher of animals.

Article on his death: "New York Times", December 12, 1913 - Page 11 
 
Burial:
Woodlands Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: NWO
Record added: Jul 02, 2009
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Herman Faber
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 Added: Jul. 23, 2014
 
 
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