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Mica Sheet from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, c.1839

Inventory Number: 14419
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Owner)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Sheet of mica, thinner than the others (25380, 78315), with yellow adhesive residue. Fragile condition, with crack or tear, one corner broken away, and flakey at edges.
Provenance: Presented by Miss Herschel and Lady Lubbock in 1928. They were the two surviving and youngest children of Sir John Herschel (Francisca and Constance).
Collection Group: Herschel's Photographic Experiments
Material(s): Mica
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
86 109 mm

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