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ART21393

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ID number ART21393
Title Prisms for guns
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Curtis, R Emerson
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made 1945
Medium lithographic crayon and wash on paper
Measurement sheet: 41 x 40.8 cm

Description

Prisms for guns a drawing from the series 'Commonwealth Solar Observatory, Mount Stromlo, Canberra'. Prisms were used for binoculars and periscopes. Stromlo's Optical Lens Department produced the prisms. The hands are those of Arthur Powell, an Australian employed by the Observatory at Mount Stromlo,supplied the work-worn hands.