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Prepared Paper (Kept as Ageing Test) from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, 1839

Inventory Number: 54118
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created: 1839
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Lilac.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: '608' and 'Acet Lead sal.[?] Ingalt + Salt [1 over 20]' [acetate of lead, ?Ingalton (paper); 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
98 121 mm


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