Mt. Wilson, California

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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


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

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c. early 20th century

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  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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

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