Charles G. Abbot's Solar Panels

image for Charles G. Abbot's Solar Panels
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
See Neg. #s SIA2011-0166 through SIA2011-0173 and 4694C for other views of the Solar Boiler preparation.
This image was taken by Ruel P. Tolman, former Director of Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts, and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scenes. (Section A)
Summary
Smithsonian Institution employees are working in the South Yard, behind the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle", on the installation of the solar powered boiler developed by fifth Smithsonian Secretary and astrophysicist Charles Greeley Abbot (1928-19244). The group is preparing for a news broadcast by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Scrapbook II, 1934-1942, A-N
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
c. September 30, 1936
Standard number
SIA2011-0168 and 32603-10
Author
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954
Subject
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
South Yard
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Topic
Astrophysics
Astrophysicists
Event
Inventions
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Secretaries
Secretariats
Special events
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Solar Boiler
Solar energy
Physical description
Color: Black and White; Size: 2w x 2h; Type of Image: Event; Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Type
Photographic print
Event
Group, candid