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Exhibition Label 2005

PHOTOGENIC DRAWING by Sir John F. W. Herschel, February 26, 1839 - contact print of an oak leaf with the letter J (reversed), an early hypo fixing experiment and one of the few of Herschel's experi-ments using objects other than engravings; the J, in ink or paint on the leaf, conforms to Herschel's writing, and is presumably his own initial

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