Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

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Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1827-1895) was a French artist, astronomer and entomologist (interested in gypsy moths) who moved to Medford, Mass. in 1851. Several of his astronomical illustrations were shown at the Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia in 1876. Charles Scribner’s Sons published chromolithographic copies of several Trouvelot drawings a few years later. This example represents the "AURORA BOREALIS."
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1960 06 20 / 1960 06 20
associated place
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
lt green (overall color)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
lithograph (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 71.4 cm x 91.2 cm; 28 1/8 in x 35 7/8 in
overall: 28 in x 36 in; 71.12 cm x 91.44 cm
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National Museum of American History
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