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Title
Flashlight Night Photograph of Deer
Creator
Hughes, Charles
Contributor
Hitchcock, Ruth
Date Created and/or Issued
July 23, 1896
Publication Information
Meriam Library Special Collections Department, California State University, Chico
Contributing Institution
California State University, Chico
Collection
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Photograph shows Flashlight, taken at night by the Deer. This was reputedly the first picture taken of an animal at night in which the animal itself triggered the camera. It was written up in several photographic and scientific publications in the 1890s. Note: There are two slightly different negatives in the envelope for this number - one is a good copy of a good recent print taken from Charles Hughes original glass plate negative - it is however broken at the upper corners. The other negative is a copy of a somewhat faded original print made by Charles Hughes from the same negative but before the corners were broken off. [Similar to sc5645 and sc5646].
Type
Image
Format
100x125mm.
Gelatin dry-plate glass negative
Identifier
sc5428
http://archives.csuchico.edu/cdm/ref/collection/coll11/id/9639
Subject
Deer
Place
Tehama County (Calif.)
Red Bluff (Calif.)
Source
sc5428.tif
Relation
photographs_glassplates
Northeastern California Historic Photograph Collection

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