Royal Observatory Greenwich – postcard collection
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Estimated date
1893Ė1908
Publisher
Henry Richardson, Greenwich
Publisher's title
Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Greenwich No 1
Nominal size
5.5 x 3.5 inches (real photograph)
Publisher/printer ref.
n/a
Website ref.
PC0309
Links
Henry Richardsonís: Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Greenwich Series
Other versions of the same image

Of the known images of the five or more that make up this series, several exist amongst known prints issued by the Royal Observatory. What is not known is who the photographer was or what the usage rights were. In the case of the image used for card No. 3, Paul Ditisheim credits the image in a 1926 publication to Charles Lacey, a Computer who worked at the Observatory in the 1890s. The same image however is credited to the Astronomer Royal by de Carle in his book, British Time, which was published in 1947. Note also, the inverted back on this particular card.
 

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