John Herschel, English astronomer and scientist, 1866-1871.

Maull & Co

 
John Herschel, English astronomer and scientist, 1866-1871.
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

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Carte de visite photograph taken by Maull & Co. Sir John Herschel (1792-1871) the son of Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), who discovered the planet Uranus. Herschel followed his father in astronomical research, mapping the sky of the southern hemisphere and cataloguing many previously unseen stars. He was also a pioneer photographer, and coined the photographic terms 'negative and 'positive'.

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