Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Herman Faber, Artist and Medical Illustrator


Birth: 1831, Germany
Death: Dec. 10, 1913
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

Family links:
  Ludwig Ernest Faber (1855 - 1913)*

*Calculated relationship

Woodlands Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: N 1155


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