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NASA Wind Tunnel, 1950

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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on a negative by NASA
License this Image

  • Collectible giclée fine art print;
  • Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
  • Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity;
  • Guaranteed archival quality for over a century;
  • Each sale directly supports the artisan;
  • Global shipping available;
  • Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing

ABOUT THIS IMAGE

Taken March 15th, 1950. Langley Research Center, Virginia, United States
(NASA / Public Domain)

This print was produced exclusively for the podcast Travels Through Time, a mixture of serious history and playful parlour game.
"A collaboration with the Travels Through Time podcast and Guardian Faber to celebrate the release of Stuart Clark's book, Beneath the Night, available now. I was really drawn to the brilliant composition and the shadows. Even though the colour scheme looks simple and monochromatic, it was surprisingly difficult to get variation enough that looked natural. I managed to find a real colour photograph of the same wind turbine for reference."

– Jordan J. Lloyd

This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.

PROVENANCE
ORIGINAL CAPTION

"Guide vanes in the 19 foot Pressure Wind Tunnel at Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, form an ellipse 33 feet high and 47 feet wide. The 23 vanes force the air to turn corners smoothly as it rushes through the giant passages. If vanes were omitted, the air would pile up in dense masses along the outside curves, like water rounding a bend in a fast brook. Turbulent eddies would interfere with the wind tunnel tests, which require a steady flow of fast, smooth air."

TRAVELS THROUGH TIME
ColorGraph Co. is pleased to sponsor Travels Through Time. Each episode of Travels Through Time features an interview with one of the world’s leading historians or public figures. They are asked the question, “if you could travel back in time, what year would you like to visit?” And then they tell us why. To tune into one of the quickest growing history podcasts and listen to previous episodes, search 'Travels Through Time' on your device or computer, or head over to ttt.podcast.com

See all prints in collaboration with Travels Through Time.

ABOUT OUR PRINTS
LISTED SIZES
Our prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.

S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
M (A3) – 29.7 × 42 cm / 11.7 × 16.5 inches
L (A2) – 42 × 59.4 cm / 16.5 × 23.4 inches
XXL (A0) – 84.1 × 118.9 cm / 33.1 × 46.8 inches

OUR PAPER STOCK
Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts. More information about our prints can be found here.
THE SMALL PRINT
‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only. Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed. More information about shipping and returns can be found here.