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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. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
letter
date made
26 February 1935
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
1994.0019.41.09
catalog number
1994.0019.41.09
accession number
1994.0019
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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