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Photograph (Experimental Photogenic Drawing), by Sir John Herschel, March 2, 1839

Inventory Number: 47415
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Photographer)
Date Created: 1839
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Experimental photogenic drawing by Sir John Herschel, March 2, 1839, made as a fixing experiment during the earliest phase of his photographic researches.

Subject: no image visible
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Format: inscription vertical
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Quality: x
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Inscription: chemical and procedural note, date
Paper: xxx
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Purpose: xxx.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: 'F.C. 208 + Water 2000 Mar 2/39' [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
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
129 94 mm

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