Three Intersecting Lives

John Henry Haynes

John Henry Haynes (1849-1910) was Penn’s man on the ground at the Nippur excavations (1889-1900).  The father of American archaeological photography, he documented the excavation at Assos, the first American venture into classical archaeology (1881-83). During the 1880s, Haynes taught at mission schools in Turkey and traveled across Anatolia with a camera.  He joined the Wolfe Expedition (1884-1885), a reconnaissance mission to Mesopotamia and served briefly as the first U.S. Consul in Baghdad.