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Image title: 
Joseph Thomson
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Robert A. Millikan, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

J.J. Thomson sits at home in his study in 1899. He is sitting in a chair that had belonged to James Clerk Maxwell, whose theory of electromagnetism is still regarded as one of physics' most remarkable achievements.

Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 4.5 x 5 inches)
Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), 1856-1940