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Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979), demonstrating equipment in lab | by Smithsonian Institution
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Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979), demonstrating equipment in lab

Description: In 1938, when this publicity photograph was taken, physicist Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979) worked at General Electric Research Laboratories, where she did important research in surface chemistry and thin films. She received the American Chemical Society's Garvan Medal in 1951.


Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer


Medium: Black and white photographic print


Date: 1938


Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives


Collection: Accession 90-105: Science Service Records, 1920s – 1970s - Science Service, now the Society for Science & the Public, was a news organization founded in 1921 to promote the dissemination of scientific and technical information. Although initially intended as a news service, Science Service produced an extensive array of news features, radio programs, motion pictures, phonograph records, and demonstration kits and it also engaged in various educational, translation, and research activities.


Accession number: SIA2007-0282

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Taken on February 27, 2009