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

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    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

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    Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives

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    addie65, MichaelaWilk, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Smithsonian Photography Initiative [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

      This photograph is featured in a blog post at THE BIGGER PICTURE.

    2. BobMeade 60 months ago | reply

      I'm thinking Tunney was giving them a talk about The Sweet Science.

    3. Smithsonian Institution 60 months ago | reply

      Nice reference, BobMeade!

      Thanks for the comment,

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