Full View of Scientific Experiment, Division of Radiation and Organisms

ID: SIA2011-0175 and Neg. #32279-4

Creator: Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1930s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Ruel P. Tolman Collection, 1909-1964, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder 1 Scrapbook II, 1934-1942, "A-N."

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Summary

An experiment set up by the Division of Radiation and Organisms whose laboratory was located in the west end of the basement of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle', and a view of a wall of the laboratory.

Subject

  • Division of Radiation and Organisms Smithsonian Insitution Building
  • Radiation and Biology Laboratory Division of Radiation and Organisms
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • This image was taken by Ruel P. Tolman, artist, curator and later Director of Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C., scenes.
  • See Neg. #SIA2011-0176 for a partial view of the experiment. In 1929, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Division of Radiation and Organisms, later the Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory, was established by Secretary Charles G. Abbot. The Division's purpose was to undertake investigations of the effect of solar radiation on living organisms, mainly plants.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Ruel P. Tolman Collection, 1909-1964, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder 1 Scrapbook II, 1934-1942, "A-N."

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1930s

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Equipment
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Laboratories
  • Basements
  • Experiments
  • Science rooms and equipment
  • Research--Equipment and supplies

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

SIA2011-0175 and Neg. #32279-4

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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