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Michelson Albert B14

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Michelson Albert B14

Credit line: 
Copyright Acme Newspictures

Albert Michelson in 1929 at the observing telescope of the preliminary setup at Ross Field Military Reservation in Arcadia, California, for the measurement of the velocity of light in a partial vaccum conducted later at the Irvine Ranch near Santa Ana, California.

Photo date: 
circa 1929
Original format: 
3 photographic prints (black and white; 10 x 8 inches and 5 x 4 inches)
Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931