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P3549-203 Photograph, silver gelatin print, depicting 1.52 metre (5 foot) Einstein camera from Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, paper, photographer unknown, Wallal, Western Australia, Australia, used by Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1922. Click to enlarge.

Photograph from the Lick eclipse expedition

Made
On the 21 September 1922 an eclipse of the sun passed across the centre of Australia providing optimum conditions for observations. This photograph was taken by one of the members of the Wallal Eclipse expedition in Western Australia.

In it we can see the Lick Observatory's 1.52 metre (5 foot) Einstein camera set up. This camera was under the direction of the W. W. Campbell, the leader of the Lick expedition, but the management of the plate holder was left to two Australian naval men, …

Summary

Object No.

P3549-203

Object Statement

Photograph, silver gelatin print, depicting 1.52 metre (5 foot) Einstein camera from Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, paper, photographer unknown, Wallal, Western Australia, Australia, used by Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1922

Physical Description

A black and white photograph showing a two men looking at the lens on a photoheliograph. The men are wearing sun hats with nets attached to the brim.

Marks

In pencil on the back of the photo '1/136'.

Dimensions

Height

165 mm

Width

205 mm

Production

Notes

Possibly taken near Wallal, Western Australia, Australia during the 1922 Lick Expedition.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph from the Lick eclipse expedition 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 3 December 2021, <https://ma.as/382154>

Wikipedia

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