Amon Carter print details

The Formation of a Drop of Liquid

Harold Eugene Edgerton (1903-1990)

Object Details

  • Date


  • Object Type


  • Medium

    Dye coupler print

  • Dimensions

    Image: 7 5/8 x 9 9/16 in.
    Sheet: 8 1/16 x 9 15/16 in.

  • Inscriptions

    print verso:

    u.l. in red pencil: 10.873

    u.r. in ink: 60/sec.

    taped to c., typed on paper: THE FORMATION OF A DROP OF LIQUID photographed by stroboscopic light at \ 60 flashes/sec. The

    camera was moved so that the pictures are displaced \ in space as well as in time. Of special interest is the string of liquid which joins

    the drop to the parent liquid. Note especially the \ formation of the small drops by the break-up action of the thread of \ liquid. The

    ocillations of the large drop are graphically displayed in \ the sequence photography. (HAROLD EDGERTON and PETER MUI, MIT, Cambridge, MA)

    signed and dated l.r. in ink: Harold Edgerton \ MIT 1982

  • Credit Line

    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Kayafas, Concord, Massachusetts

  • Accession Number


  • Copyright

    © Estate of Harold E. Edgerton, courtesy Palm Press, Inc.

Additional details

Location: Off view


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