Five Photographs That (you Didn't Know) Changed Everything, The [The Essay]

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01Anna Bertha's Hand20150216
01Anna Bertha's Hand2015021620160727 (R3)

Kelley Wilder discusses how the 1896 x-ray photograph of a hand changed medicine.

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02The Nebula in Orion20150217
02The Nebula in Orion2015021720160728 (R3)

Omar Nasim discusses the very first pictures of a nebula, taken by Henry Draper in 1880.

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03The Dogon2015021820160801 (R3)

Jeanne Haffner discusses how aerial photography changed the spaces we live in.

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04The Broom Cottages2015021920160803 (R3)

Elizabeth Edwards on W Jerome Harrison's photo of the Broom cottages in Warwickshire.

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05The Tichborne Claimant2015022020160804 (R3)

Exploring how an 1866 photograph of a butcher taken in Australia changed British law.

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