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Yerkes Observatory C2

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Yerkes Observatory C2

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Image title: 
Three unidentified men inside of the Alvan Clark and Sons Telescope Factory
Credit line: 
Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Description: 

Evidently the only known surviving photograph showing the interior of the Alvan Clark and Sons telescope factory. Three men standing alongside the 2-element, 40-inch objective lens in its heavy cell; C.A. Robert Lundin is the man on the left.

This is a copy of an original small photograph presented to the Observatory by Ruth Douglass, the daughter of C.A. Robert Lundin.

Photo date: 
circa 1895
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 8 x 10 inches)