Science Display

ID: SIA2011-0174 or 32280-3

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

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1930

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

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Sec. Charles G. Abbot and an unidentified woman view a science display of an experiment in the basement of the Smithsonian Institution Building where the Division of Radiation and Organisms was located.

Subject

  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Division of Radiation and Organisms
  • Division of Radiation and Organisms Smithsonian Insitution Building
  • Radiation and Biology Laboratory Division of Radiation and Organisms
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 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.
  • 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.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433 Ruel P. Tolman Collection, 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. 1930

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Women
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Radiation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Basements
  • Employees
  • Experiments
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid
  • Interior

ID Number

SIA2011-0174 or 32280-3

Physical description

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

Full Record

View Full Record