Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), US social reformer and abolitionist. Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, seventh of 13 children of a preacher. His Calvinist, orthodox upbringing led to his studying theology and became a minister himself. In 1870 he was implicated in a highly publicised scandal accused of adultery. When he was exonerated, he remained hugely popular. This he exploited in publicising his support for women's sufrage, temperence, Darwinism and the abolition of slavery. During the Civil War, his church raised its own regiment to fight for the North. However, his liberalism didn't extend to the working classes. Beecher died of a cerebral haemorrhage in Brooklyn, where he had been a church minister for 40 years.
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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