box for glass plate astronomical photographs

box for glass plate astronomical photographs

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This wooden box holding 16 glass plate photographs of the Sun and Moon belonged to Henry Draper (1837-1882), an American physician famous for his important early work in astrophotography, much of it done in the observatory he established on his father’s estate at Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Ref: George Frederick Barker, Biographical Memoir of Henry Draper (1888).
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box for glass plate astronomical photographs
overall in box: 5 1/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 13.0175 cm x 16.1925 cm x 11.7475 cm
overall: 13 cm x 16.3 cm x 12.5 cm; 5 1/8 in x 6 13/32 in x 4 29/32 in
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