L’Eclipse, avril 1912

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    Digital Accession Number: 1976:0118:0025.0001

    Maker: Eugène Atget (French, 1857-1927)

    Title: L’Eclipse, avril 1912

    Date: April 1912

    Medium: albumen print

    Dimensions: 18.0 x 21.9 cm. (trimmed)

    George Eastman House Collection

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    1. Lú_ 90 months ago | reply

      The eclipse was April 12, 1917. It was an "annular" (not total) eclipse, but was close to total in Paris, and is sometimes called the "Titanic eclipse" because it happened just two days after the Titanic sank.

      Here's the NASA page about that eclipse: eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsearch/SEsearchmap.php?Ecl=19120417
      And a page focusing on the Netherlands: www.astronomeer.com/eclipses/index.html
      This article has a photograph of the eclipse itself: adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1912PA.....20..372H

      This is my favourite piece, though! It collects a lot of very interesting documentary material from the time: www.ukweatherworld.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid...

      What bridge is this?

    2. CC.L. 90 months ago | reply

      thanks for your informations about this eclipse

      (this is not a bridge, but Place de la Bastille)

    3. BigBean 90 months ago | reply

      those old newspaper articles are very cool.
      Thanks for sharing them, Lu.

    4. Jessica, Assistant Curator 90 months ago | reply

      I just looked up information on the eclipse to see if we need to change our cataloging data, and discovered that the GEH record is correct. The eclipse in the photograph took place on April 17, 1912 and the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. Yes, very cool links!

    5. Lú_ 90 months ago | reply

      Place de la Bastille should make for awesome "now" finds -- if only there could be another eclipse!

    6. PhotOut.com 55 months ago | reply

      Great picture !

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