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Albert A. Michelson

Albert A. Michelson

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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. Stamped on the back of this example is an "Albert A. Michaelson" signature and the words "University of Chicago Bookstore, 582 Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois."
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overall: 12 5/8 in x 10 5/8 in; 32.0675 cm x 26.9875 cm
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