Loyal B. Aldrich and Others at SAO Site

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Loyal B. Aldrich, who worked for SAO from 1908-1956 and was its director from 1944 to 1955, and others outside the living quarters of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory solar station. The solar station operated from 1920 to 1955 at Mt. Montezuma, Chile. Two men are seated in an automobile and one man is petting a dog.


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


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Negative 94-12565 is a copy print. For the best print use, MAH-11015.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 186, Folder: 4

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


c. 1920

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  • Astrophysicists
  • Astrophysics
  • Field Stations
  • Solar station
  • Employees
  • Automobiles
  • Mountains
  • Observatories
  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Directors
  • Dogs
  • Solar energy
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Field Work
  • Mt. Montezuma, Chile
  • Observing (field) stations
  • Solar observing stations
  • Solar Research
  • Mountains--Chile
  • Solar energy--Research
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

MAH-11015 and 94-12565

Physical description

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

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