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Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
This image was taken by Ruel P. Tolman, artist, curator and later Director of Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington D.C. scenes.
See Negs SIA2011-0180 and SIA2011-0181 for another view of flask. In 1929, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Division of Radiation and Organisms, later the Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory, was established by Secretary Charles G. Abbot. The Division's purpose was to undertake investigations of the effect of solar radiation on living organisms, mainly plants.
Science display of a glass test tube being used in an experiment by the Division of Radiation and Organisms whose laboratory was located in the west end of the basement of the Smithsonian Institution Building, also known as the "Castle."
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Ruel P. Tolman Collection, Scrapbook II, 1