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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Hello Up There: 1929

Hello Up There: 1929

Washington, D.C. "Prof. H.E. Burton, 8/5/29." A Star Search matinee. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Deferred maintenance

Sure, we can afford a million-dollar telescope but paint the walls? Nope!

Sophisticated Equipment

The bentwood chair is a nice touch.

WOW

How did he stand all that weight on his eye?

U.S. Naval Observatory 26 inch refractor

This was a rather large telescope. Notice that the floor is elevated to provide a comfortable viewing position. Also enjoy the lamps, all cleverly shaded to not interfere with night vision.

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