Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian

ID: 82-3349

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1927

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder 17

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  • A group of Smithsonian Employees in the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building on February 9, 1927 in connection with a test of the lights in preparation for the group shot of the Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian. The employees are (left to right): Row 1: Alexander Wetmore, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian; Charles G. Abbot, Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian; Row 2: J. U. Perkins; Nicholas W. Dorsey; Walter Hough; Ruel P. Tolman; Row 3: Leonhard Stejneger; Paul Bartsch; Clarence R. Shoemaker; Frederick L. Lewton; J. H. Hill; Charles Elmer Resser; Ray S. Bassler.
  • Row 4: John Merton Aldrich; John R. Ellingston; William P. True; George P. Merrill; William F. Foshag; Charles W. Gilmore; Earl V. Shannon; Row 5: James S. Goldsmith; Loyal B. Aldrich; Herbert W. Krieger; Henry Bascom Collins, Jr.; Jesse Walter Fewkes; J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton) Hewitt; Row 6: Arthur H. Clark; William L. Corbin; Mrs. D. P. Hulsizer; Leonard C. Gunnell; M. A. Tolson; Row 7: Gerrit S. Miller; James W. Gidley; Row 8: C. R. Denmark (Engineer, USNM); W. H. Goldsmith; J. S. Prescott; Row 9: I. S. Dyer; J. F. Brazerol; Frank H. Cole; S. F. Williams; Harry C. Taylor.


  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954
  • Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
  • Bartsch, Paul
  • Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), b. 1878
  • Foshag, William F
  • Gilmore, Charles W
  • Aldrich, Loyal Blaine 1884-1965
  • Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-
  • Fewkes, Jesse Walter 1850-1930
  • Tolson, M. S
  • Taylor, Harry C
  • Hough, Walter 1859-1935
  • Lewton, Frederick L
  • Resser, Charles Elmer 1889-1943
  • Merrill, George P (George Perkins) 1854-1929
  • Shannon, Earl V (Earl Victor) b. 1895
  • Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton)
  • Miller, Gerrit S., Jr
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder 17

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  • Perkins, J. U
  • Goldsmith, W. H
  • Prescott, J. S
  • Krieger, Herbert W
  • Corbin, William L
  • Secretaries
  • Goldsmith, James S
  • Williams, S. F
  • True, William P
  • Gidley, James W
  • Employees
  • Ellingston, John R
  • Gunnell, Leonard C
  • Great Hall
  • Hill, James H
  • Shoemaker, Clarence R
  • Brazerol, J. F
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Clark, Arthur H
  • Cole, Frank H
  • Smithsonian Institution Building
  • Hulsizer, Mrs. D. P
  • Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution Building--Great Hall
  • Dorsey, Nicholas W
  • Aldrich, John Merton
  • Denmark, C. R
  • Dyer, I. S


  • 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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