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

Inventory Number: 99110
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Home-made envelope of plain brown paper. The wrapper (packet 12 in the Museum's numbering) contains 24 prepared (sensitised) papers using potassium bichromate. They date from the period of Herschel's cyanotype and related experiments in 1841-43.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Prepared Blanks. | Bi-Chromate of | Potash' on one side only [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
150 130 mm

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