Photographic Investigations of Faint Nebulae: Redacted Poem

First page of Edwin Hubble’s doctoral dissertation at University of Chicago (1920). I redacted the text into a poem with a black pastel chalk then created a photo negative. I glued examples of Wolf’s Classes of Nebulae (Plate III in Hubble’s dissertation) into the margins to create a kind of artificial, tacked-on, unreadable marginalia.
3 comments
  1. “We must content ourselves with fields within reach and long exposures.” Another great line!

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