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

Inventory Number: 60488
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Loosely folded plain piece of paper, no other inscription. The wrapper (packet 29 in the Museum's numbering) contains 20 experimental photographs (phytotypes) dating from 1841-43 and a small manuscript note.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Vegetable | Photographs' [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
110 138 mm


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