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Photograph (Albumen Print, Cabinet Format) of an Unidentified Greenwich Astronomer (Probably E. W. Maunder), by Morgan & Kidd, Greenwich, c.1891

Inventory Number: 23234
Object Type:
Place Created: Greenwich Greater London United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Albumen print (?or sepia toned early gelatine print) mounted on card, cabinet format. Portrait of an unidentified Greenwich astronomer (probably E. W. Maunder), head and shoulders, turned to left and looking nearly front, vignetted. The serial number is slightly higher than that of Airy on his 90th birthday (49808), hence the date is 1891/92.
Formerly contained in H. H. Turner's album of cabinet format portraits of Royal Observatory staff and other astronomers (13001), now empty. For a list of other photographs not in this album see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed photographer's details on front and back of mount.
Provenance: Transferred from the University Observatory (Department of Astrophysics), Oxford. From University Observatory box 3; formerly in album. Originally belonging to H. H. Turner.
Collection Group: University Observatory Collection
Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
166 109 mm


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