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Photograph of the Moon

John Herschel, 1842

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Premium fine art paper: 100% cotton, acid-free, archival
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Museum quality Giclée print
Premium fine art paper, 100% cotton, acid-free, archival
1" border
Image Size: 10.3" x 9" – Total Size: 12.3" x 11"
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Although the photograph (a "calotype") appears to show the surface of a distant moon crater, it was actually technically impossible to take such a close-up of the lunar surface in the mid-19th century. Rather it is a photograph of a papier-mâché or clay model. Up the right hand side of the sheet, is the word "Copernicus", a label identifying the name of the distinctive crater (named after the great Polish voyager and scientist of the 1500s). On the upper left hand side runs a scale showing the size of the crater in miles. (Image source: The Getty)

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