X-ray photograph of the hand of Arthur James Balfour by Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton

X-ray photograph of the hand of Arthur James Balfour

Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton

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X-ray photograph of the hand of Arthur James Balfour

Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton

X-ray image of Lord Balfour's left hand showing its bones and a faint outline of the soft tissue of his fingers, darkening towards his hand and wrist. Signed and dated on the print, below the thumb: "Arthur James Balfour May 6th 1896". Inscribed in pencil verso: "Taken by A.A.Campbell Swinton at the Royal Society's Soiree held on 6 May 1896." With a paper label verso, stamped: "FROM MR.SWINTONS PHOTOGRAPHIC LABORATORY, 66, VICTORIA STREET, S.W.". Annotated in ink below this "negative no.77." The gift of prints is noted in Council Minutes: "Mr.A.A.C.Swinton has presented the Society with a series of Rontgen 'Photographs' taken at the May Soiree, and thanks have been given to him for them." [Royal Society Council Minutes, Printed, CMP/7, meeting of 29 October 1896, p.294.] Arthur James Balfour, 1st Ear of Balfour, was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1888 and served as a Vice-President 1912-1914.

Original: radiograph print. 1896

  • Image ref: RS-9839
  • The Royal Society

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