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In loving memory of Albert G. Richards (1917-2008), whose stereo floral radiographs are on display at the Museum of Jurassic Technology. A creative, inventive researcher and outstanding teacher, Professor Richards was considered one of the world's foremost authorities in the field of dental radiography. Radiography, whether industrial, dental or floral, is the process whereby an object is exposed to x-rays, and its image is cast upon a sheet of x-ray film.
During his forty years as a teacher, Richards radiographed a wide range of objects, including bombs, bird wings, insects, metal castings, tadpoles, fossils, snowflakes, green leaves, and flowers. Floral radiographs interested him most, both because of the challenge of taking the images and the aesthetic rewards held in the completed image. He devoted himself to this pursuit after his retirement, and in that time built a portfolio of floral radiographs exceeding 3,400 images.
More information on the Museum's Al Richard exhibit can be found here.