Reading Nature, Observing Science: Examining Material Practices in the Lick Observatory Archives and Kenneth S. Norris PapersMain MenuIntroduction to the Lick Observatory ArchivesThe Lick Observatory: Imaging the CosmosThe Lick Observatory: Eclipse ExpeditionsEclipse Intro page (first in a path)Introduction to Kenneth S. Norris PapersKenneth S. Norris Papers: Natural History in PracticeKenneth S. Norris Papers: Pedagogy and ConservationConnections: In Relation to NatureThese images demonstrate the different constructions of nature in the two archivesConnections: Materials of ObservationVisualization of the ConnectionsVisualizes the connections between all the contentReading Nature, Observing ScienceCaptions and information for the cases of objects on display at UCSC Special CollectionsAlex Moore6cd84a9f7efd71803c15562e48a509db9e0bb5a6Christine Turkb279a3dcf419860f915007f04f08e6fc0f8662ceDanielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
Workers making thatching for the instrument shelters, Flint Island, 1908.
1media/UA36/MS268_Bx1_Flint004.jpg2016-05-11T22:14:57-07:00Craig Dietrich2d66800a3e5a1eaee3a9ca2f91f391c8a6893490918413Newspaper clipping showing Flint Island plantation workers weaving materials for the instrument shelters, 1908.plain2016-06-07T11:59:51-07:00Alex Moore6cd84a9f7efd71803c15562e48a509db9e0bb5a6
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12016-05-11T22:17:00-07:00Craig Dietrich2d66800a3e5a1eaee3a9ca2f91f391c8a6893490Map of Eclipse Expedition SitesAlex Moore7google_maps2016-05-27T16:53:01-07:00Alex Moore6cd84a9f7efd71803c15562e48a509db9e0bb5a6
12016-05-19T15:53:03-07:00Alex Moore6cd84a9f7efd71803c15562e48a509db9e0bb5a6Onsite laborAlex Moore7At each site, months of labor--from the unloading of cargo and washing of dishes to the construction of the Schaeberle instrument and its precisely timed manipulation--went into the production of the final images.plain2016-06-04T17:18:40-07:00Alex Moore6cd84a9f7efd71803c15562e48a509db9e0bb5a6
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12016-05-19T15:53:03-07:00Onsite labor7At each site, months of labor--from the unloading of cargo and washing of dishes to the construction of the Schaeberle instrument and its precisely timed manipulation--went into the production of the final images.plain2016-06-04T17:18:40-07:00At each site, months of labor--from the unloading of cargo and washing of dishes to the construction of the Schaeberle instrument and its precisely timed manipulation--went into the production of the final images.
The images in the archive document the multiple roles of women at the eclipse sites, taking care of not only the domestic side of the expedition but also actively participating in the construction and operation of the equipment. The same is true of Indigenous Australians at Wallal and plantation workers at Flint Island. It is unclear to whether these individuals were paid for their time, and if so, how much. The archives also provide little insight into the experience of the locals in any of these places.