Laboratory of Division of Radiation and Organisms, SIB

ID: 37414-B and MAH-37414B

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

Shown is a corner of the Division of Radiation and Organisms laboratory where histological studies of plant tissues are made. An unidentified man is looking into a microscope. Through the window is the South Yard, where part of a building and a vehicle are visible

Subject

  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Division of Radiation and Organisms Smithsonian Insitution Building

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 was placed administratively under the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
  • The Division of Radiation and Organisms was located in the basement of the Smithsonian Institution Building and dedicated to studying the effects of sunlight on plants.

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

  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Radiation Biology Laboratory
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Basements
  • Employees
  • Photobiology
  • Microscopes
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

37414-B and MAH-37414B

Physical description

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

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