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

Inventory Number: 25380
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Owner)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Sheet of mica, with yellow adhesive residue. It has presumably been attached to something, though it does not match the shape of any immediately adjacent engraving. See also 14419 and 78315.
Primary Inscriptions:
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
74 113 mm

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