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95/239/15 Photographic print, mounted on card, storm clouds over Sydney Observatory, paper / albumen emulsion, photographer James Short and Henry Chamberlain Russell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1900. Click to enlarge.

Storm clouds west from Sydney Observatory

Photographed by Russell, Henry Chamberlain in Observatory Hill, New South Wales, 1890-1900.

By the end of the nineteenth century the Sydney Observatory had embarked on several major photographic projects. By this period the advances of astronomy by the aid of photography were numerous: the moon was first photographed in 1840; in 1850 a star; in 1854 a solar eclipse; in 1872 the spectrum of a star, in 1880 a nebula; in 1881 a comet; in 1897 the spectrum of a meteor; and in 1898 a stellar occultation of the moon.

Russell understood the significant role photography was beginning to play ...

Summary

Object No.

95/239/15

Object Statement

Photographic print, mounted on card, storm clouds over Sydney Observatory, paper / albumen emulsion, photographer James Short and Henry Chamberlain Russell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1900

Physical Description

Photographic print, mounted on card, storm clouds over Sydney Observatory, paper / albumen emulsion, photographer James Short and Henry Chamberlain Russell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1900

Albumen print, mounted on board featuring an image of storm clouds taken from Sydney Observatory towards the west.

Marks

The number '144' has been marked on the print.

Dimensions

Height

165 mm

Width

215 mm

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Dr Lucy Crowley, 1995

Acquisition Date

6 September 1995

Cite this Object

Harvard

Storm clouds west from Sydney Observatory 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 December 2019, <https://ma.as/146291>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/146291 |title=Storm clouds west from Sydney Observatory |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=7 December 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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