Mt. Wilson, California

ID: 94-12574

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. early 20th century

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder: 2

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact
Download IIIF ManifestRequest permissionsDownload image Print


Loyal B. Aldrich (standing), who worked for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory from 1908-1955 and was its director from 1944 to 1955, and two unidentified persons (one of whom is a woman), ride a tram up the side of Mt. Wilson, California, which served as a Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory station from 1905 to the mid 1930's.


  • Aldrich, Loyal Blaine 1884-1965
  • Mount Wilson Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder: 2

Contact information

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


c. early 20th century

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Mountains
  • Women
  • Observatories
  • Directors
  • Transportation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Observing (field) stations
  • Mountains--California
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees




  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number


Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 4h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

Full Record

View Full Record