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Solar spectrum, 1842.

Draper, John

Solar spectrum, 1842.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm


Daguerreotype photograph by John Draper (1811-1882). Draper was a chemist and pioneer of scientific photography. In 1839 he took one of the first photographic portraits by sunlight and, in the winter of 1839-1840, he took the first photographs of the Moon.

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