Gene Tunney (1897-1978) and science fair participants, September 24, 1940

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-0192]

Creator: Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1940

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2010-0192

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Summary

World heavyweight boxing champion James Joseph "Gene" Tunney (1897-1978) became active in youth work after his retirement from the ring. He is shown in the Westinghouse Building at the World's Fair, chatting with four competitors in the American Institute of New York's science fair. Following the permanent sealing of a time capsule at the Westinghouse Building, Tunney spoke to an audience of business, science, and youth leaders. With Tunney are, left to right, Irving Lazarowitz, Alan Bernstein, Theresa Zinghini, and Jack Zimmer, who were participating in the American Institute's "Showcase Laboratories" at the Westinghouse Building. Beginning in 1941, the science fair competition was transferred to Science Service and became the Science Talent Search.

Subject

Tunney, Gene 1897-1978

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2010-0192

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1940

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Topic

  • Women scientists
  • Science fairs

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-0192]

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