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

Inventory Number: 75003
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 52127), no other inscription, purplish stain. The wrapper (packet 31 in the Museum's numbering) contains 3 experimental photographs dating from about 1842.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Cyanotype | Variety (c)' [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
110 140 mm


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