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Emma Reh (1896-1982)

Description: As she was growing up in Washington, D.C., Emma Reh (1896-1982) contributed many prize-winning essays and drawings to local newspapers, foreshadowing a lifelong interest in communication. She joined the staff of Science Service around 1924 and continued as a frequent contributor throughout the 1930s, reporting on archeological excavations in Mexico, as well as the social and political situation in that country. In 1935, she worked for the Soil Conservation Service and later for the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, writing about food consumption and distribution problems.


Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer


Medium: Black and white photographic print


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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: SIA2009-0884

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Taken on March 13, 2009