Edward Porter Henderson Shading a Diamond to See Color

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Edward P. Henderson (1898-1992) on a trip to Japan sits at a table and is holding up a cloth to shade a diamond to bring out its color. Another gentleman stands beside him leaning over to see the diamond color.


Henderson, Edward Porter


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Photograph included in the transcript of the Edward P. Henderson Oral History Interview by Pamela M. Henson, August 29, 1984 in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9529, Edward P. Henderson Oral History Interviews

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


  • 1966
  • Allied occupation, 1945-1952

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No restrictions


  • Precious stones
  • Gems
  • Mineralogy
  • Diamonds
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Field Work
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Mineralogists
  • History
  • Appraisers
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Japan
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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

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