Albert A. Michelson (1852-1931)—the first American to win a Nobel Prize in science—worked with Simon Newcomb in the Nautical Almanac Office, in Washington, D.C., in 1879-1980. Margaret Bean Chase, a co-worker, painted a portrait of the young physicist at that time. Her son, Lenox Lohr, had full color prints made from that painting. This typed letter from Lohr to Fay-Cooper Cole, a professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago, offers some information about the origin of the image. The letter is dated 26 February 1935.

Date Made: 26 February 1935

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1994.0019.41.09Catalog Number: 1994.0019.41.09Accession Number: 1994.0019

Object Name: letter

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-0a0c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1897489

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