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Photos of the Month - December 2018

Sean McEnroe, Photograph Collections Assistant

Here in the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, we have something we call our “box of mysteries” – a box full of photos that have no identifying information.  In May this year, we shared some of these mystery photos with our newsletter, blog, and social media followers to see if we could get help with identifying them. Readers gave a fantastic response by email and phone and we were thrilled to be able to identify five out of seven of the mystery photos. We’ve cataloged these newly-identified images and they are available to view on our website.

December’s Photos of the Month showcases May’s mystery photos with NBLA follower-provided identifications. There will be a new set of mystery photos coming shortly in the History Center Newsletter and online, so be sure to subscribe to the newsletter and check the Niels Bohr Library & Archives blog later in December.

Robert Resnick lecturing at blackboard.

Credit line: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Resnick Collection

Donald Kerst with a Betatron.

Credit line:  Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

1955 International Conference on Low Temperature Physics in Paris, France. Alexander N. Gerritsen is third from the right in the front row, in the light-colored suit, and immediately to the left is Jacqueline Koolhaas Gerritsen. Photo was taken on the steps of the chapel in the Cour d'Honneur of the Sorbonne.

Credit line: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, gift of Rob and Jeroen Gerritsen

Lecture hall, possibly at the Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory, Leiden, Netherlands. 

Credit line: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, gift of Rob and Jeroen Gerritsen

Portrait of Hermann von Helmholtz, March 1848. 

Credit line: Deutsches Museum München, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

Still unidentified photo

Here is one of two photos of the same piece of equipment or construction of equipment. Image may be taken in a construction shed (note the large windows.)

smcenroe [at] (subject: Mystery%20Photo) (Contact me via email) if you recognize the photo.