Participants in the George Washington University "Sleeplessness Test" weekend

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Participants in the George Washington University "Sleeplessness Test" weekend, August 14-16, 1925. Standing left to right: Alice Haines (1904-1974), Louise Omwake (1907-2008), Katherine Tait Omwake (1902-1993), Thelma Hunt (1903-1992), Lester Marshall Petrie (1901-1979), Watson Hiner Monroe (1907-1992), and Fred August Moss (1893-1966). Visible at right inside doorway is William Middleton (1893-1970).


  • Haines, Alice 1904-1974
  • Omwake, Katharine T (Katharine Tait) 1902-1993
  • Omwake, Louise 1907-2008
  • Hunt, Thelma
  • Petrie, Lester Marshall 1901-1979
  • Monroe, Watson Hiner 1907-1992
  • Moss, Fred A (Fred August) 1893-1966
  • Middleton, William 1893-1970
  • George Washington University

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2015-006873

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  • 1925
  • August 1925

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Black-and-white photographs

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SIA RU007091 [SIA2015-006873]

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Photographic prints; 3.5 x 5.5

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