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Lewis Morris Rutherfurd photographs, 1864-1865. 

Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris, 1816-1892.
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4 photographs; adhered to mat 24 x 30 cm.
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Biographical Note

Rutherfurd owned an observatory in New York City at 11th Street and 2nd Avenue where he experimented with astronomical photography and spectroscopy. Rutherfurd was a trustee of Columbia University for twenty-six years (1858-1884). He was instrumental in the establishment of the School of Mines, and later, in the departments of Geodesy and Practical Astronomy in 1881.

Scope and Contents

Four mounted black and white telescopic photographic prints depicting the moon in various phases.