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Photograph (?Carbon Print) of Ernest Rutherford and Others Playing Badminton on Board Ship to Australia, by N. V. Sidgwick, 1914

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Inventory Number: 26192
Object Type:
Persons: Nevil Vincent Sidgwick (Photographer)
Ernest Rutherford (Subject)
Date Created: 1914
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Carbon print or matt gelatine print, sepia or pale brown colour. Snapshot of a game of mixed-doubles badminton being played on the deck of the ship en route to Australia for the 1914 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science; the participants are Ernest Rutherford and Miss Banks (nearest) versus Doherty and Mrs Dixon, with the latter's husband H. B. Dixon (left) umpiring.
One of an unusually candid series of photographs featuring Rutherford taken by the Oxford chemist N. V. Sidgwick, who met and became friends with Rutherford on this trip (the others are 25468, 34685, 94495, 99484). For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: Inscribed on back: 'N.V.S | 12 | Rutherford & Miss Banks | v Doherty & Mrs Dixon | 13 vii | HBD Umpiring'.
Provenance: From N. V. Sidgwick via the Oxford Chemistry Department.
Collection Group: Sidgwick Photographs
Material(s): Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
105 81 mm

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