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Photograph (Albumen Print, Cabinet Format) of Sir George Biddell Airy on his 90th Birthday, by Morgan & Kidd, Greenwich, 1891

Inventory Number: 49808
Object Type:
Place Created: Greenwich Greater London United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Albumen print (?or woodburytype) mounted on card, cabinet format. Portrait of Sir George B. Airy, seated three-quarter length, turned to right and looking slightly right of front, taken in his garden on his 90th birthday, July 27, 1891. Even brown colour. One of three versions of this famous photograph; see also 61511 and 62960.
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
144 103 mm


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