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[Solar Eclipse 29 May 1919]
TWO PHOTOGRAPHS AFTER THE GLASS PLATE POSITIVE EXECUTED BY SIR ARTHUR EDDINGTON'S EXPEDITION IN SOBRAL, BRAZIL DURING THE 29 MAY 1919 ECLIPSE
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2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 USD
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[Solar Eclipse 29 May 1919]
TWO PHOTOGRAPHS AFTER THE GLASS PLATE POSITIVE EXECUTED BY SIR ARTHUR EDDINGTON'S EXPEDITION IN SOBRAL, BRAZIL DURING THE 29 MAY 1919 ECLIPSE
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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[Solar Eclipse 29 May 1919]
TWO PHOTOGRAPHS AFTER THE GLASS PLATE POSITIVE EXECUTED BY SIR ARTHUR EDDINGTON'S EXPEDITION IN SOBRAL, BRAZIL DURING THE 29 MAY 1919 ECLIPSE
Two photographic prints (each 5 by 7 inches) on textured paper. Image lifting at edges of one print with accompanying minor losses. 
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THE PHENOMENON THAT HELPED PROVE EINSTEIN'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY.  The expedition, organized by Sir Arthur Eddington of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, used a series of 8 photographs taken during the eclipse to measure the deflection of star light adjacent to the Sun as predicted by Einstein in his Theory of Relativity.

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