'Inverted - A little after full', c 1858.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

'Inverted - A little after full', c 1858.

Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris

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A photograph of the Moon, captioned 'Inverted a little after full', taken by Lewis Morris Rutherfurd [1816-1892] in about 1858. An American, Rutherfurd was inspired by the daguerreotypes of the Moon made by Whipple [1822-1891] and Bond [1825-1865] in 1851. In 1856 he built his own observatory and spent the rest of his life working there, becoming a major figure in astronomical photography of the nineteenth century. Rutherfurd produced many photographs that were widely admired for both their beauty and their scientific contribution to lunar geology.
 

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