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Wrapper from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, c.1842

Inventory Number: 52127
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Sheet of plain paper loosely folded (similar to the companion wrapper 75003), no other inscription. The wrapper (packet 30 in the Museum's numbering) contains 14 experimental photographs dating from about 1842.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Cyanotype | Variety (a).' [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
108 139 mm

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