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Wrapper from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, c.1840

Inventory Number: 51764
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Plain sheet loosely folded as a simple folder, no marks other than Herschel's inscription. Together with a separate fragment broken from its corner. The wrapper (packet 25 in the Museum's numbering) contains 12 experimental photographs dating from July and August 1839.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Thoroughly fixed | --[long dash] and well bleached | by excess of H.S.Sod --[long dash]' [hyposulphite of soda; 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
87 120 mm


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