THE GREAT NEBULA IN ORION.
Black and white photograph of the Great Nebula in Orion, by Andrew Ainslie Common. Gelatin silver print, mounted, printed first quarter 20th century. 11½ x 9½ inches. Captioned on mount in ink, and with pasted-on typed label recording the donation of this print by Miss V.M. Common in 1937. Framed.
Photographed by Common [1841-1903] through his 5-foot reflector, completed in 1889 and modified in 1891. The present photograph, according to an ink caption on the mount, was taken "about 1890." After Common's death, the telescope was purchased by Harvard College Observatory for $20,000.