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Sir John Frederick William Herschel

(1792—1871) mathematician and astronomer

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alternative photographic processes

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

The silver gelatin ‘monoculture’ has dominated photographic printing for nearly a century, but with each market‐driven improvement the range of monochrome printing papers has become...

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Anglo-French photographic links, mid-19th century

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

In spite of a politically imposed context of nationalistic rivalry that overshadowed the invention of photography, information always flowed freely between France and England, stimulating...

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Anna Atkins

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

English botanist and pioneer of the photogram and photographic publishing. Daughter of the prominent scientist John George Children, Atkins was encouraged by him in her scientific...

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Baconianism

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Science and Mathematics.

Baconianism is a philosophical framework that derives from the thought of the seventeenth-century scholar Francis Bacon. Baconianism is not characterized by adherence to specific scientific...

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Blue Planetary

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The 8th-magnitude planetary nebula NGC 3918 in Centaurus. The name was given it by J. F. W. Herschel, who described it as like Uranus but larger. It is about 2600 l.y. away.

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Caroline Lucretia Herschel

Overview page. Subjects: History — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1750–1848) German–British astronomer. See Herschel, Sir (Frederick) William.

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Charles Babbage

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics.

(1792–1871)

British mathematician and inventor of mechanical calculators. His ‘analytical engine’ was designed to perform mathematical operations mechanically using a number of...

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Cornhill Magazine

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1860–1975),

a literary periodical, began with Thackeray as editor and specialized in the serialization of novels. Trollope's Framley Parsonage was succeeded by the novels of,...

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cyanotype

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From the Greek meaning dark blue impression, cyanotype is a simple photographic process involving a light-sensitive solution that is coated on a paper or cloth support onto which the image...

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Elizabeth Fulhame

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

18th-century Scottish (?) pioneer of photographic imaging. Count Rumford greatly admired the ‘ingenious and lively Mrs. Fulhame’, who in 1794 published her View to a New Art of Dying and...

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