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The first photograph of a solar eclipse taken in Philadelphia

Astronomy, iconic image
03/25/1857
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Frederick Langenheim made the country's first photographs of a solar eclipse.  He took eight photographs in sequence showing the stages of the eclipse. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 464.

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