Division of Radiation and Organisms Smithsonian Insitution Building Search this
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot established the Division of Radiation and Organisms. Its function was to investigate the effects of radiation upon living organisms, mainly plants, and the division was placed administratively under the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
The Division of Radiation and Organisms was located in the basement of the Smithsonian Institution Building and dedicated to studying the effects of sunlight on plants.
Shown is a corner of the Division of Radiation and Organisms laboratory where histological studies of plant tissues are made. An unidentified man is looking into a microscope. Through the window is the South Yard, where part of a building and a vehicle are visible
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 36