News Broadcast of Secretary Abbot's Solar Invention

images for News Broadcast of Secretary Abbot's Solar Invention
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
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)
See Neg. #s SIA2011-0166 through SIA2011-0173 and 4694C for other views of the Solar Boiler preparation.
Summary
In the South Yard behind the Smithsonian Institution Building of "Castle", fifth Secretary and astrophysicist Charles G. Abbot (1928-1944) stands to the far left with a group of people standing on a platform. Near the platform is the solar powered boiler invented by Abbot. The group is preparing for a news broadcast. The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) filmed the test and by operating an electric generator a short program was broadcast by solar power.
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
Topic
Astrophysics
Astrophysicists
Event
Inventions
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Secretaries
Observatories
Secretariats
Journalists
Solar Boiler
Solar energy
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Special events
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions
No restrictions
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.)
Physical description
Color: Black and White; Size: 2w x 2h; Type of Image: Event; Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
c. September 30, 1936
Type
Photographic print
Event
Group, candid
Standard number
SIA2011-0172 and 32605-10