1860s Moon Photographs – Vintage Astronomy

Moon photographs from the 1860s! That is over 150 years ago! The first camera was only invented 40s year earlier. Vintage astronomy, very rad. The photographer was George Washington Wilson(1823-1893) – a pioneer in photography. He created techniques for outdoor picture taking and the mass production of prints.

Bonus picture is of Wilson with his cute dog!

Sources: Left, Center, and Right. Dog picture. All are from the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain License. Information from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Notre Dame Spires (1860) By Marville

Charles Marville captured this amazing photograph of the roof and spires of Notre Dame. The Notre Dame is located in Paris, France. It is a well known Medieval Cathedral due to its extraordinary Gothic style architecture. This photo is unique for two reasons – its age and perspective.

The Spires Of Notre Dame (1860) By Marville

Image is from the Library of Congress and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain License. Information is from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Nymphs and Will-o’-the-Wisp (1922)

In folklore, Will-o’-the-wisp are atmospheric ghost lights often seen near bogs or swamps. Nymphs can mean a lot of different things, but most mythologies depict them as women nature deities. This painting depicting both fictional entities is by Georg Janny.

Besides for the Nymphs and Will-o’-the-Wisp – I notice a rather creepy tree monster!

Nymphs and Will-o'-the-Wisp (1922)

Image is from Wikimedia Commons and is under Public Domain License. Information is from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Magnolia Branch & Flower X-ray (20th Century)

This photo was taken some time between 1910 and 1925. The creator is unknown. Who would had known a flower x-ray could be so lovely.

“After X-rays were discovered in 1895, they soon came to be applied in photography. X-radiographs made visible what was concealed to the human eye. They served primarily useful purposes, such as revealing fractures. This photograph, however, was probably taken simply for its sheer beauty. The petals hardly absorbed the X-rays, which is why they look so transparent and ethereal in the photograph.” – Image description.

Makes me wonder how many other flower x-rays are out there! Might have to do a bit of digging for more.

Magnolia Branch & Flower X-ray (20th Century)

Image is from the Rijksmuseum and is under Public Domain License.

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