Alfred Huettner

Alfred Frances Huettner was a skilled embryologist who worked with Thomas Hunt Morgan and Edmund Beecher Wilson at Columbia University after an exciting early life as a photographer in South Dakota.  Huettner’s photographs from the lab at Columbia and in Woods Hole are among the finest images we have of those important scientific settings. His artistic ability to see details in his specimens and to present them beautifully and clearly led to the meticulous illustrations for which he was known and helped make his Fundamentals of Comparative Embryology of the Vertebrates a valuable resource.