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Wrapper from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, c.1840

Inventory Number: 32154
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Loosely-folded large sheet of plain paper, with no marks other than Herschel's inscription. The wrapper (packet 18 in the Museum's numbering) contains 5 experimental photographs dating from 1839.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Class. C [underlined] | Spoiled and Bad | Photographs | To be merely preserved | as memoranda' [in Herschel's hand].
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): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
115 155 mm


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