Sneak Peek: Eclipse Edition

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Solar Eclipse Expedition, Wadesboro, North Carolina, 1900

In May of 1900, Smithsonian staff set out to Wadesboro, North Carolina to observe a solar eclipse. See a selection of glass negatives from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Solar Eclipse Expedition below!

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Secretary Samuel Pierpont Langley looks through telescope set up for viewing of solar eclipse at the camp at Wadesboro, North Carolina, May 1900, by Thomas William Smillie, Glass negatives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 11-006, Image Number: MAH-18590.

Camp at Wadesboro, North Carolina, set up with equipment for viewing of solar eclipse, May 1900, by Thomas William Smillie, Glass negatives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 11-006, Image Number: MAH-18577.

Camp at Wadesboro, North Carolina, set up with equipment for viewing of solar eclipse, May 1900, by Thomas William Smillie, Glass negatives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 11-006, Image Number: MAH-18578.

United States Coast and Geodetic Survey tent, May 1900, by Thomas William Smillie, Glass negatives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 11-006, Image Number: MAH-18579.

Coelostat with equatorial camera, showing the great lens and prism, May 1900, by Thomas William Smillie, Glass negatives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 11-006, Image Number: MAH-18582.

Secretary Samuel Pierpont Langley looks through telescope set up for viewing of solar eclipse at the camp at Wadesboro, North Carolina, May 1900, by Thomas William Smillie, Glass negatives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 11-006, Image Number: MAH-18583.

Camp at Wadesboro, North Carolina, set up with telescope for viewing of solar eclipse, May 1900, by Thomas William Smillie, Glass negatives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 11-006, Image Number: MAH-18584.

Camp at Wadesboro, North Carolina, set up with telescope for viewing of solar eclipse, May 1900, by Thomas William Smillie, Glass negatives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 11-006, Image Number: MAH-18585.

View of the camp at Wadesboro, North Carolina, set up with equipment for viewing of solar eclipse, looking west, May 1900, by Thomas William Smillie, Glass negatives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 11-006, Image Number: MAH-18586.

Camp at Wadesboro, North Carolina, set up with equipment for viewing of solar eclipse, May 1900, by Thomas William Smillie, Glass negatives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 11-006, Image Number: MAH-18587.

Camp at Wadesboro, North Carolina, set up with equipment for viewing of solar eclipse, with Secretary Samuel Pierpont Langley (right), May 1900, by Thomas William Smillie, Glass negatives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 11-006, Image Number: MAH-18588.

Camp at Wadesboro, North Carolina, set up with equipment for viewing of solar eclipse, May 1900, by Thomas William Smillie, Glass negatives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 11-006, Image Number: MAH-18589.

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