Report of His Majesty's Commissioners for the International Exhibition, Saint Louis, 1904

Report of His Majesty's Commissioners for the International Exhibition, Saint Louis, 1904

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...250 frames, and these included specimens of work in the fields of Astronomy, Botany, Geology, Metallurgy, Microscopy, Geography, History and Three-Colour Photography. In almost all cases these exhibits were not only of great scientific value, but of exceedingly fine technical workmanship. In many cases very ingenious and delicate apparatus must have been designed for their production, and the Jury awarded the numerous prizes in this class with enthusiasm. The collection of history photographs taken and exhibited by Sir J. Benjamin Stone, M.P., was a unique and most important exhibit. It consisted of a series of 300 photographs, illustrative of Festivals, Ceremonies and Old Customs observed in Great Britain, together with notable incidents, such as the visits of foreign potentates to our country. These were not only very interesting in themselves, but demonstrated in a most convincing manner the utility of Photography as a recorder of contemporaneous history. The only important American Scientific work which came before the Jury was that of the astronomical photographs exhibited by the national observatories, and this was worthy of the highest possible praise. This exhibit was not entered for competition in Group 16, but was observed by the Jury and awarded a Grand Prize. It is possible, indeed it is certain, that much excellent photographic work connected with various scientific and industrial exhibits must have been displayed in various departments, but, with this exception, the Jury only took cognisance of that which was entered in the Group Catalogue. The German scientific work submitted was confined to surgical and anatomical photographs, but was of exceedingly fine quality and of great value. It consisted chiefly of a large and...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757416
  • 9781236757418