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When: 01 January 1936

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Harris & Ewing,, photographer.

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[1936]

1 negative : glass ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller

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Date based on date of negatives in same range.
Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.

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United States.

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see Harris & Ewing Photographs - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/140_harr.html

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Harris & Ewing photograph collection (DLC) 2009632509

General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.41183

Call Number: LC-H2- B-10591

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    ART NAHPRO

    • 06/May/2022 20:24:54

    Two brass telescopes in the background so maybe some precision optical device or camera. I thought at first maybe a rostrum camera of some sort but I dont think it is that. . The big flat base plate seems to be dvided into squares ,, a big pole in the centre so unlikely to be a bed for processing or placing images There is a box on a plank that has the word Dietzgem written on it. A company called Dietzgem makes precison drafting instruments,

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    ART NAHPRO

    • 06/May/2022 20:28:06

    Three big Eveready batteries wired up on the floor

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    ART NAHPRO

    • 06/May/2022 20:42:42

    Maybe the mechanism for manoeuvring a larger optical telescope?

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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 10/May/2022 01:24:10

    My guess is an small solar telescope that projects the image onto a horizontal board to take heliographs.