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`A' is for Apples

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Benton, Stephen A.
Date made: 1979
Materials: white light transmission; glass
Measurements: 11 1/2 in x 11 in x 1/4 in
Nomenclature: historical
Classification: holograms

Three apples in different configurations etched into glass plate; when lit as in-line, form 2 sets of flat images, one in the foreground and the other more in background; made to imitate Dr. Dennis Gabor's first experiments with mercury arc-lit transparencies; hologram is on a glass plate which is adhered to a slightly larger glass plate; the bottom inch of the larger plate overlaps the holographic plate, creating a lip that was used to place the hologram in a pedestal; 2 holes in the lip allowed the glass plate to be better secured in the pedestal.

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