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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Division of Radiation and Organisms Smithsonian Insitution Building  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Photographic print
c. 1930
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
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 36
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Basements  Search this
Microscopes  Search this
Photobiology  Search this
Radiation Biology Laboratory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Standard number:
37414-B and MAH-37414B
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No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div