Solar Eclipse

Photographing the solar eclipse, c.1869

Though unlabeled, this photo may be a scene from August 7, 1869 when Natural Science Professor Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855; standing behind the gentleman wearing a hat and operating the larger camera) was with a team of photographers in Ottumwa, Iowa to capture the solar eclipse.

Solar eclipse, 1869

View of the solar eclipse on August 7, 1869. Natural Science Professor Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855) is part of a team of photographers sent to Ottumwa, Iowa to document the eclipse.

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