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Yerkes Observatory F14

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Image title: 
The polar axis of the Yerkes Observatory 40-inch refractor being lowered into position
Credit line: 
Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Yerkes Observatory Collection
Description: 

The polar axis of the Yerkes Observatory 40-inch refractor being lowered into position, October 1896. The foreman is in the lower right. The man standing on top is not identified. Note absence of safety belts and hand rails.

Photo date: 
October 1896
Original format: 
2 photographic prints (black and white; 8 x 10 inches and 5 x 7 inches)
Person(s): 
Yerkes Observatory