Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4488]

Creator: Stokley, James 1900-1990

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1921

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-4488

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Summary

Physicist Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) is shown in full academic regalia on May 23, 1921, when she accepted an honorary degree at the University of Pennsylvania on behalf of her mother Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934). Accompanied by her daughters Irène and Eve, Marie Curie had an exhausting schedule of appearances during her 1921 U.S. tour, accepting awards and a gift of radium for her research, arranged by various women's associations and scientific groups. The photographer, James Stokley, was teaching school in Philadelphia and in 1925 became a science journalist on the Science Service staff.

Subject

  • Joliot-Curie, Irène 1897-1956
  • Stokley, James 1900-1990
  • University of Pennsylvania

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-4488

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1921
  • May 23, 1921

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  • Copyright Not Evaluated

Topic

  • Nobel Prizes
  • Women scientists
  • Physics

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4488]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints

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