Secretary Charles G. Abbot's Solar Cooker at Mt. Wilson, CA

ID: MAH 11020-B or MAH11020B

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1920s?

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 189, Folder: 1

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Astrophysicist Dr. Charles Greeley Abbot's solar cooker, which cooks food by solar energy, at Mount Wilson, California. Dr. Abbot was the fifth Smithsonian Institution Secretary from 1928 to 1944, and director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory from 1907-1944. From 1905 through the 1930s, the Astrophysical Observatory used the telescopes at Mount Wilson.


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


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 189, Folder: 1

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


c. 1920s?

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MAH 11020-B or MAH11020B

Physical description

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

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