Photograph of a ½ Moon

Photograph of a ½ Moon

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Description
Photograph of a ½ Moon glued to a glass plate. A handwritten paper label reads “July 11th 1873 1 ½ am [']s fog.” This was taken by Henry Draper (1837-1882), an American physician who did important early work in astrophotography, much of it 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).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph of the moon
photograph of a ½ Moon
Measurements
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: 6.9 cm x 8.1 cm; 2 23/32 in x 3 3/16 in
ID Number
1999.0014.12
catalog number
1999.0014.12
accession number
1999.0014
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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