Gene Tunney (1897-1978) and science fair participants, September 24, 1940

Creator: Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company

 

Subject: Tunney, Gene 1897-1978

 

Type: Black-and-white photographs

 

Date: 1940

 

Topic: Science fairs

     Women scientists

 

Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-0192]

 

Summary: World heavyweight boxing champion James Joseph "Gene" Tunney (1897-1978) became active in youth work after his retirement from the ring. He is shown in the Westinghouse Building at the World's Fair, chatting with four competitors in the American Institute of New York's science fair. Following the permanent sealing of a time capsule at the Westinghouse Building, Tunney spoke to an audience of business, science, and youth leaders. With Tunney are, left to right, Irving Lazarowitz, Alan Bernstein, Theresa Zinghini, and Jack Zimmer, who were participating in the American Institute's "Showcase Laboratories" at the Westinghouse Building. Beginning in 1941, the science fair competition was transferred to Science Service and became the Science Talent Search

 

Cite as: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

 

Persistent URL:http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!287594~!0#focus

 

Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives

 

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