Sumatra Eclipse Expedition

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Photograph of the members of the Sumatra Eclipse Expedition in 1901: (l-r) Jewell, Eichelberger, Dr. Mitchell, Littell, Dr. Humphries, Peters, Professor Barnard, Dinwiddie, Paul A. Draper, Astrophysicist Charles Greeley Abbot (Aid Acting in Charge of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), later to become the Director of the SAO and Fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1928-1944), and Professor Skinner. The men are standing on a deck of a ship in a harbor, all wearing suits, ties, and hats.


  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder: 1

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



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  • Solar eclipses
  • Observatories
  • Secretariats
  • Secretaries
  • Draper, Paul A
  • Expeditions
  • Skinner, Mr
  • Sumatra Eclipse Expedition, 1901
  • Observing (field) stations


Sumatra (Indonesia)


  • Photographic print
  • Group

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

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