Division of Radiation and Organisms Laboratory, SIB

ID: 2002-10667

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1930

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A ,Folder 36

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Summary

Located in the basement of the Smithsonian Institution Building is the Division of Radiation and Organisms dedicated to studying the effects of sunlights on organisms. Shown here is apparatus for the spectrographic determination of carbon dioxide used for studies in respiration and photosynthesis.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot established the Division of Radiation and Organisms. Its function was to investigate the effects of radiation upon living organisms, mainly plants, and the division worked with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
  • The original negative number is 37419, but that negative has been lost.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A ,Folder 36

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1930

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Photobiology
  • Basements
  • Division of Radiation and Organisms
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Radiation Biology Laboratory
  • Interiors

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

2002-10667

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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