'Inverted Last Quarter', c 1858.

Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris

 
'Inverted Last Quarter', c 1858.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

A photograph of the Moon, 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 had his own observatory built 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.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10450985

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