Cadwallader Washburn, 1866-1965, had so many skills and so many
accomplishments that he defied description. He was considered the
best in the world in drypoint etching. Yet his interests extended
far beyond than just the drypoint. He was in Mexico in 1910 when
the Civil War broke out. Taking advantage of this opportunity,
he served as war correspondent for many American newspapers.
Over the years, he was a painter, a writer, expert on insects
and nature, and a world-wide traveler. Some of his drypoint
etchings can be found on the Gallaudet campus, where he
graduated late in the 19th century.