Spleen

Spleen

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Description
A photomicrograph (daguerreotype) of a section of spleen from the Dr. John W. Draper Collection. Dr. Draper worked at New York University in 1840 when he was associated with Samuel F. B. Morse and the earliest photographic experiments in the United States. Draper produced the first portrait photograph in America, a portrait of his sister Dorothy Catherine, as well as scientific photomicrograph daguerreotypes of spectrum and frog's blood photographed through a microscope. With the assistance of his sons, he captured early photographs of the moon. Our collection also includes Draper's equipment and a large variety of photographs, both daguerreotype, albumen, and cyanotype (blue) prints from the 1840s to the 1860s donated by the photographer's family. This image is matted, not cased.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
daguerreotype
Other Terms
Photograph; Photograph; Daguerreotype
photographer
Draper, John William
maker
Draper, John William
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United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Physical Description
metal, copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.5 cm x 7 cm x.5 cm; 3 11/32 in x 2 3/4 in x 3/16 in
ID Number
PG.72.72.B013
accession number
304826
catalog number
72.72.B013
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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