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Charles Piazzi Smyth 
View of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope 
1842 
  
Calotype 
Museum of the History of Science 
 
LL/39611 
  
Piazzi Smyth's photographic efforts had been encouraged in correspondence with Herschel; the resulting photographs, of which this is one of at least five, are the earliest successful photographs ever to be taken in South Africa. 
 
 
  
 
  
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