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LL/31674
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
A drawing by Gemma Frisius showing how he used a pinhole within a darkened room to study the solar eclipse of 1544 
1545 (published) 
Engraving 
Private collection 

  
LL/38102
ThumbnailJohn William Draper 
Spectrograph 
1840 
Daguerreotype 
National Museum of American History 
Kenneth E. Behring Center, Division of Information Technology and Communications, Photographic History Collection, Image ID AFS 138 
  

  
LL/35222
ThumbnailAppearances of the Total Eclipse of the Sun, 1842, July 8 (??) as seen from the Superga near Turin 
1842, 7 July 
Magazine illustration, engraving 
Google Books 

  
LL/35223
ThumbnailAppearances of the Total Eclipse of the Sun, 1842, July 8 (??) as seen from the Superga near Turin 
1842, 7 July 
Magazine illustration, engraving 
Google Books 

  
LL/33108
ThumbnailJ.A. Whipple 
The Moon, August 6, 1851 
1851, 6 August 
Daguerreotype 
3 1/2 x 2 3/4 ins 
Middlebury College Museum of Art 
Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Fund and the Overbrook Foundation. 1989.009 
  

  
LL/33090
ThumbnailJ.A. Whipple 
The Moon 
1852, 26 February 
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate 
11.9 x 9.7 cm 
Harvard College Observatory 
Courtesy Harvard College Observatory 
  

  
LL/33124
ThumbnailJ.A. Whipple 
View of the Moon, February 26, 1852 
1852, 26 February 
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate 
11.9 x 9.7 cm 
Harvard College Observatory 
Courtesy Harvard College Observatory, Plate Stacks, OB-7 
  

  
LL/15943
ThumbnailJ.A. Whipple 
The Moon, Taken at Cambridge Observatory by John A. Whipple 
1860 (ca) 
Stereocard, detail 
Jefferson Stereoptics 
Courtesy of John Saddy (Auction, Tue, Dec 12, 2006 & Thu, Dec 14, 2006, # 06-4, Lot 892) 
  

  
LL/35219
ThumbnailJ.A. Whipple 
Daguerreotypes of the Sun and Moon 
1852 
Magazine page 
Google Books 
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LL/33211
ThumbnailW. & F. Langenheim 
Eclipse of the Sun, May 26, 1854 
1854, 26 May 
Daguerreotype 
1 1/4 x 1 ins (3.2 x 2.5 cm) to 2 13/16 x 2 5/16 ins (7.2 x 5.9 cm) 
Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005 (2005.100.614a-g) 
  
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LL/43314
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer (English) 
Photograph of the Moon 
1850s (late) 
Salt print, from a collodion negative 
5 1/8 x 6 1/2 ins 
J. Paul Getty Museum 
84.XP.259.16 
  
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LL/40610
ThumbnailWhipple & Black 
The Moon 
1857-1860 
Salted paper print from glass negative 
21.1 x 15.8 cm (8 5/16 x 6 1/4 ins ) 
Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Robert O. Dougan Collection, Gift of Warner Communications Inc., 1978, Accession Number: 1978.649.7 
  
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LL/38104
ThumbnailHenry Draper 
The Moon 
1863, 3 September 
 
Hastings Historical Society 
Courtesy of Hastings-on-Hudson Historical Society 
  
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LL/35654
ThumbnailLewis M. Rutherford 
The Moon 
1865, 4 March 
Albumen print 
57.1 x 43.7 cm 
George Eastman House 
Record Id: 1989:0403:0001 
  
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LL/46489
ThumbnailWarren De la Rue 
Photo-engraving of a Lunar Photograph 
1865 
Photo-engraving, cropped 
Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology 
Identifier: 292001 
  
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LL/35224
ThumbnailLewis M. Rutherford 
The Moon 
1869, October 
Magazine illustration, engraving 
Google Books 
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LL/46490
ThumbnailLewis M. Rutherford 
The Moon, May 14, 1870 
1870, 14 May (taken) 1873 (published) 
Photographic print, cropped 
Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology 
Identifier: 290002, Call Number : QB581.P712 1873 
  
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LL/8771
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Moon 
1870 (ca) 
Carte de visite 
10.5 x 6.3 cm 
AnamorFose 
Courtesy of Xavier Debeerst (Anamorfose - www.anamorfose.be - #1730) 
  
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LL/8759
ThumbnailUnidentified creator 
Galaxies 
1870 (ca) 
Magic lantern slide 
9.2 x 17.5 cm 
AnamorFose 
Courtesy of Xavier Debeerst (Anamorfose - www.anamorfose.be - #1772) 
  
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LL/8760
ThumbnailUnidentified creator 
Nebulae 
1870 (ca) 
Magic lantern slide 
9.2 x 17.5 cm 
AnamorFose 
Courtesy of Xavier Debeerst (Anamorfose - www.anamorfose.be - #1773) 
  

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