3 views of deep space, probably from Yerkes Observatory, March 30 to November 15, 1903, gelatin silver prints mounted, 6 x 7¾ inches (150 x 200 mm), captioned and dated below in ink.
Comprising: the vicinity of Epsilon Aurigae, Beta Cygni, and the vicinity of A. Persei. The photographs are signed "Alex. Smith" below, likely the Scottish-born American chemist [1865-1922]: a keen astronomer during his youth, in the fall of 1903 Smith was at the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory, working on the manuscript of his Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry (Noyes p 4).
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