Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956), c. 1935

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4487]

Creator: Science Service

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1935

Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

This photograph was distributed to the press when physicist Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry with her husband Frédéric Joliot (1900-1958) for the discovery of artificial radioactivity. In 1936, the couple toured the United States, and was feted at many celebratory occasions. An elaborate brochure for the April 14, 1936, banquet hosted by women chemists at an American Chemical Society meeting in Kansas City, for example, praised the importance of their work and their devotion to science.

Creator

Science Service

Subject

  • Joliot-Curie, Irène 1897-1956
  • Joliot-Curie, Frédéric

Cite as

Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

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

Date

1935

Restrictions & Rights

All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)

Topic

  • Nobel Prizes
  • Women scientists
  • Physics

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4487]