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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin (1824-1907), Mathematician, physicist and inventor

Sitter in 28 portraits
Professor of Natural Philosophy, Glasgow, for over fifty years and a dominant figure in nineteenth-century physics; famous for many researches, notably in electro- and thermodynamics; introduced absolute temperature scale, its unit being named in his honour.

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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Thomas Hamilton Crawford, after Sir Hubert von Herkomer
mezzotint printed in colours, (1891)
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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Thomas Annan
carbon print, circa 1872
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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1893
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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate copy negative, 1899
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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900-1907
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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Unknown photographer
photogravure
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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Unknown photographer
calotype
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