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  From the first 50 years of lunar photographyMay 08, 2015 2:50 AM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:This University of Cambridge page has three photos of the Moon from 1890 ("taken by brothers Paul and Prosper Henry (telescope makers), Paris Observatory") that are really worth checking out! So close-up and detailed, and they really captured some great lighting of the craters—if you ever want reference for drawing cratery space surfaces, these could be useful! Besides all that, the way they're composed is quite artful. I didn't realize the Moon looked this rad back in 1890. : o (Compare to what I blogged about back in November: the first photo of the Moon (or any celestial object, for that matter), taken by John William Draper in 1840.)
 
I found out about 1890 photos from a tumblr post by Humanoid History.
 
 
 
 
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