Photograph of positive electrical discharge

Made:
1892
maker:
Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton
Photograph entitled 'Positive Discharge' by Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton, 1892. One of two prints from negatives of

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Photograph entitled 'Positive Discharge' by Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton, 1892. One of two prints from negatives of
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Photograph of positive electrical discharge. Captured by Alan Archibald Swinton around 1892.

In the late 1880s, French astronomer Étienne Léopold Trouvelot captured the first photographic images of electric sparks, called Trouvelot figures.

British electrical engineer and amateur photographer Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton produced his own beautiful examples. He captured both a negative and a positive electrical discharge on glass plate negatives.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1982-24/1
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford