Henry Draper (1837-1882)

Henry Draper was a physician, professor, photographer, and astronomer. He had the idea of combining photography with astronomy and in 1863 began taking photographs of the planets, sun, and moon. Draper's innovative research made him a leader in the field of astronomy. He was the son of John William Draper (1811-82), who was also an innovator in photography and science.

Date:
1872 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES16338
Photographer:
William R. Howell (New York)
Height:
9878px
Width:
5897px
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