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Vassar College expedition to Colorado to view a solar eclipse, 1878
[Chamberlain's Colorado Scenery]
Vassar College Digital Library
Expedition to Colorado to view the 1878 solar eclipse. Astronomy professor Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) and students wearing hats and long dresses, seated by telescopes on a plain. Two men wearing hats, a tent, ladder and horse-drawn, canopied wagon are in the background.