Retirement of William Taylor

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Pictured at the retirement of William H. Taylor of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) on April 30, 1954, are: (front, l-r) Agnes Neill, Alice Withrow, Elsie Swindlehurt, Lina Hill (back, l-r) D.G. (Buddy) Talbert, Chao C. Moh, Leonard Price, L.B. Aldrich, William H. Taylor, Victor Elstad, Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot (astrophysicist, former Director of the SAO, and fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution,1928-1944), William Klein, R.B. Withrow, and J.H. Harrison.


  • Aldrich, Loyal Blaine 1884-1965
  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Klein, William H
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


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There is another print in the collection of this event, at the same SIA location, showing Taylor with his sons and grandsons.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7005 Box 186 Folder 3

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



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  • Women
  • Astrophysics
  • Price, Leonard
  • Talbert, D.G. (Buddy)
  • Secretaries
  • History
  • Hill, Lina
  • Observatories
  • Swindlehurt, Elsie
  • Neill, M. Agnes
  • Moh, Chao C
  • Withrow, Alice P
  • Taylor, William H
  • Harrison, Junius H
  • Women--History
  • Elstad, Victor B
  • African Americans


  • Photographic print
  • Group

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Color: Black and White; Size: 9.5w x 5.5h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print

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