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Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Jackson, Rosemary H.; Benton, Stephen A.
Date made: 1978-1979
Materials: white light transmission; glass
Measurements: 13 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in x 1/4 in
Two sets of apples, one appearing closer to foreground and the other more in background; multiple-exposure, achromatic image; 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.
Please note that due to the unique challenges of holography as a medium, high-resolution digital images are not available for most items in the holography collection. Please contact us for more information on reproducing images of holograms.