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Milk Drop Coronet

Photograph
1957 (photographed), after 1957 (printed)
Artist/Maker

Image of the coronet-like pattern made on the surface of a liquid when a droplet falls into it. The whole of the image is red.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
C-type print
Brief Description
'Milk Drop Coronet', C-type print photographed by Harold Edgerton, 1957, printed later
Physical Description
Image of the coronet-like pattern made on the surface of a liquid when a droplet falls into it. The whole of the image is red.
Dimensions
  • Height: 54cm
  • Width: 34.5cm
Gallery Label
Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2011-2012, label text : Harold Edgerton (1903-90) ‘Milk Drop Coronet’ 1957 Edgerton was an electrical engineer and professor who used photography for scientific experimentation. As inventor of the stroboscope, he was able to capture high-speed events invisible to the naked eye. Here he tried to produce a perfect coronet from a single milk-drop falling into liquid. Edgerton’s photographs are admired today as much for their artistic merit as for their scientific innovation. C-type print Given by the Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation Museum no. E.569-1997 (07 03 2014)
Credit line
Given by the artist. Copyright Harold & Esther Edgerton Foundation, 2002, courtesy of Palm Press, Inc.
Collection
Accession Number
E.569-1997

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record createdAugust 5, 2003
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