Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Science and Technology, Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton, painted by Godfrey Kneller 1689Isaac Newton, painted by Godfrey Kneller 1689. The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain worldwide due to the date of death of its author, or due to its date of publication. Thus, this reproduction of the work is also in the public domain. This applies to reproductions created in the United States.
(see Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.), in Germany, and in many other countries.
TITLE: Sir Isaac Newton, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-10191, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division TITLE: Sir Isaac Newton, CALL NUMBER: FP - XVIII - M115 , no. 7 (A size) [P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-10191 (b&w film copy neg.), No known restrictions on publication in the U.S. Use elsewhere may be restricted by other countries' laws.
Digital ID: cph 3a52071 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-10191 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,578 kilobytes)

MARC LINE: 540 No known restrictions on publication in the U.S.

SUMMARY: Portrait, head and shoulders, facing right. MEDIUM: 1 print : mezzotint. CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1760.

NOTES: Mezzotint by James McArdell after Enoch Seeman. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Orig. in Hubbard Coll. 5415-11 "A".

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a52071, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ , CARD #: 2004672059

Isaac Newton was born in 1643 in Woolsthorpe, England. His father was a wealthy, uneducated farmer who died three months before Newton was born. Newton's mother remarried and he was left in the care of his grandmother. He attended Free Grammar school. Though Newton did not excel in school, he did earn the opportunity to attend Trinity College Cambridge where he wanted to study law.

His mother refused to pay for his education so while at college he worked as a servant to pay his way. Newton also kept a journal where he was able to express his ideas on various topics. He became interested in mathematics after buying a book at a fair and not understanding the math concepts it contained. Newton graduated with a bachelors degree in 1665.

The further pursuit of an education was interrupted by the plague. Trinity College was closed due to the highly contagious, deadly disease. Newton went home. It was during this time that Newton started to pursue his own ideas on math, physics, optics and astronomy. By 1666 he had completed his early work on his three laws of motion. The university reopened and Newton took a fellowship in order to obtain his masters degree. FULL TEXT

Leave a comment, make a request, Let this small sampling be a guide to better quality, more plentiful, public domain, royalty free, copyright free, high resolution, images, stock photos, jpeg, jpg, free for commercial use, clip art, clipart, clip-art. more at and or and or and or and or

No comments:

Post a Comment