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Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Radiation and Biology Laboratory Division of Radiation and Organisms  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Photographic print
c. 1930s
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."
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Ruel P. Tolman Collection, Scrapbook II, 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Basements  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Science rooms and equipment  Search this
Research--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Laboratories  Search this
Experiments  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0179 and 32279-1
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div