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In 2 wooden boxes, hand painted glass slides in mahogany wood, several with moving parts, total of 35 lantern slides. Similar collections on-line have them made of mahogany, with brass handles and movements, stamped and…

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Both of these lantern slides were used by the first director, George W. Myers, at the conference opening Yerkes Observatory held October 18-21, 1897. Myers' work, "The system of Beta Lyrae" was published in the Astrophysical Journal in 1898 (vol. 7,…

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Lantern slide "Nova Geminorum no. 2 (Dr. Curtis)"
This lantern slide is marked "Property of Joel Stebbins." One of several lantern slides so marked, they all seem to connect to his dissertation completed in 1903. This slide is found in the Observatory lantern slide collection and is marked Sp22.

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Lantern slide of the Observatory's counting machine. This piece of equipment was used by the third director, Robert Baker, to analyze photographic plates of the Milky Way during his research 1938-1951. The lantern slide is part of the Observatory's…

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