Two wooden boxes containing glass lantern slides used by Treat Baldwin Johnson (1875-1947), a graduate of the Sheffield Scientific School who became a professor of chemistry at Yale University. One inscription reads “GIVEN IN MEMORY OF PROFESSOR TREAT B. JOHNSON BY MRS TREAT B. JOHNSON.” Another reads “A. T. THOMPSON & CO. MNFRS 26 BROMFIELD ST. BOSTON.” Albert T. Thompson began in business in Boston in 1871, making and selling stereopticons, lantern slides, etc.
Ref: Hubert Bradford Vickery, “Treat Baldwin Johnson,” National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs (1952).
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