Penicillin cultures

Made:
1943-11
photographer:
James Jarché

A photograph of six petrie dishes growing penicillin, taken by James Jarche [1891-1965] for Illustrated magazine in 1943. A strain of penicillin mould grows on the surface of each culture dish. The samples were grown by Alexander Fleming himself. From top left to bottom right the photograph shows the rate of growth from one to ten days.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/7015
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford