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Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829)
Science Museum; B. Matthews (Photo Printers) Ltd.
Europe: United Kingdom, England, London
overall: 137 mm x 88 mm

Postcard, one of a series of portrait postcards published by a museum, depicting famous scientists. Small portrait format printed in black and white. Features a reproduction of an original portrait mezzotint engraving by C. Turner, of the chemist Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829) with modern inscription beneath.


Transferred from the former Museum and Library of Optometry, Aston University / Gift of the family of the late Anthony G. Sabell FCOptom, 2016

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