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At a Glance
Four mounted black and white telescopic photographic prints depicting the moon in various phases.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
CLOSED pending conservation and digitization. kws 01-18-2023
This collection is located on-site.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; date (if known); Lewis Morris Rutherfurd Photographs, University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Rutherfurd owned an observatory in New York City at 11th Street and 2nd Avenue where he experimented with astronomical photography and spectroscopy. Rutherfurd was a trustee of Columbia University for twenty-six years (1858-1884). He was instrumental in the establishment of the School of Mines, and later, in the departments of Geodesy and Practical Astronomy in 1881.