Objects

Milk Drop Coronet

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: negative
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Date made: 1936 (?)
Materials: synthetic
Measurements: 8" x 10"

Here is a diadem, decorated with pearls raised above the rim, produced by a drop of milk falling upon a plate covered with a thin layer of milk. In the land of splashes, what the scientist knows as Surface Tension is a sculptor in liquids, and fashions from them delicate shapes none the less beautiful because they are too ephemeral for any eye but that of the high-speed camera. Taken in 1936. (from "Flash!" (1939/1954), p. 111. (CC)


HEE-NC-36002

Related People

thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
American
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor
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Drop
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Stop-Motion Photography
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Milk Drop
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Milk
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Liquids
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