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
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