Lick Observatory staff and family, 1898

Lick Observatory staff and family, 1898

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Credit: EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Lick Observatory staff and family. The Lick Observatory, which opened in 1888, is located on the summit of Mount Hamilton, near San Jose, California, USA. Seated (left to right): William Wallace Campbell, Miss Welcker, Miss Floyd, Cora Keeler, Henry Keeler, Charles Dillon Perrine, Miss Matthews, Miss Welker, Harold Palmer; standing (left to right): Mrs Keeler, William Hammond Wright, Director Keeler, Edwin Foster Coddington, Russell Tracy Crawford, Frank Elmore Ross, William Joseph Hussey, Witken. Photographed in October 1898. US astronomer James Edward Keeler (1857-1900) was appointed director of the Lick Observatory, California, in 1898, but died unexpectedly two years later. His children, Cora and Henry, are at lower centre.

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