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Title
[Observatory stack room, ca. 1891]
Name/Creator
Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, 
Fleming, Williamina Paton Stevens, 1857-1911, 
VIA ID
Digital Object
[Observatory stack room, ca. 1891]
Location
Harvard University Archives; HUV 1210 (9-10)
Creation Date
ca. 1891
Form/Genre
still image

photographs
Culture
American
Subject
photographs ;  glass ;  women ;  scientists ;  scientific instruments ;  analysis ;  storage facilities

Note
General note: The Harvard College Observatory stack room held 56,000 glass photographic plates showing the history ofthe entire stellar universe. Plates were created between 1885 to 1901. The capacity of the adjoining stack room, which contained the later plates, was 105,000. Williamina Fleming was one of the astronomers who analyzed the data from these plates.