Mosquito. Hi-speed composite photo by Edgerton
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8 x 9 1/4 inch gelatin silver print. This is an original experimental photograph, a grid of 8 images taken with a high-speed camera by Edgerton and his co-workers at MIT in the late 1940's. Edgerton is most known for his work with strobe, but here he is working with a high-speed camera.
There is a stamp on the back for "Edgerton, Gerneshausen and Grier," who as EG&G developed stroboscopic and other work for the government at MIT.
The text, in Edgerton's hand in pen: "Mosquito/ tries to sting a thumb but gives up" Then in pencil: "Selected frames from a movie taken at 1200 f.p.s./ Return to H. E. Edgerton." This is No. 1 from a series.
Aside from its scientific and photographic interest, this is a modernist grid image of a surprising subject. The corner fold and other signs of wear are appropriate for something that is an original document, not an exhibition print, and all the more interesting because of it.
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- Harold Edgerton
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- Some edge & corner damage