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Watson Davis (1896-1967)

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Science Service Managing Editor Watson Davis (1896-1967) in self-portrait taken at British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, University of Toronto.

Watson Davis (1896-1967)

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This photograph of Science Service Director Watson Davis (1996-1967) was taken in Geneva, Switzerland, at a United Nations conference in 1965 or 1966.

Watson Davis (1896-1967)

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This photograph of Science Service Director Watson Davis (1996-1967) was taken in Geneva, Switzerland, at a United Nations conference in 1965 or 1966.

Portrait of Watson Davis (1896-1967)

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Watson Davis (1896-1967), Science Service journalist.

Portrait of Watson Davis (1896-1967)

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Head and shoulders portrait of Science Service Managing Editor, Watson Davis (1896-1967), posed in front of white background. Taken during the Scopes Trial.

Paul E. Teschan (1923- ), Watson Davis (1896-1967), and Marina Prajmovsky (1924-1974), 1942

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The winners of the first Science Talent Search competition, Paul E. Teschan (1923- ) and Marina Prajmovsky (1924-1974), are shown with Science Service director, Watson Davis (1896-1967). Prajmovsky had immigrated to the United States from Finland when she was four, and her essay on ''Chemical Death to Infection'' won the competition that year. Prajmovsky used her $2,400 scholarship to attend Radcliffe College. After graduation, she conducted research on eye diseases at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and also worked for the Navy.

(left to right): Katharine Pember Darwin (1901-1986), Charles Galton Darwin (1887-1962), and Watson Davis (1896-1967)

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Mathematician Katharine Pember Darwin (1901-1986) (at left) was married to physicist Charles Galton Darwin (1887-1962) (center), director of the British National Physical Laboratory during World War II; Watson Davis (1896-1967) (at right) was director of Science Service. This photograph was probably taken when the Darwins attended the dedication of the new Science Service headquarters in Washington, December 1941.

Watson Davis, Frank Thone, and Charlotte Davis (daughter of Watson)

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Watson Davis and Frank Thone holding Charlotte Davis (daughter of Watson) in waste can.

Itinerary for Watson Davis's European Trip

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Science Service Managing Editor, Watson Davis (1896-1967), traveled to Europe in 1925 to cover the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and discuss with Sir Richard Gregory (Editor of the journal Nature) the plausibility of establishing a "British Science Service" modeled on the American venture.

Watson Davis, Suited for the Solar Eclipse Expedition, on board the "U.S.S. Los Angeles."

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Watson Davis (1896-1967), Managing Editor, Science Service, suited up for the solar eclipse expedition on board the dirigible U.S.S. Los Angeles.

Watson Davis, Virginia Outwin Boochever, Marguerite Elaine Dobson Nicholson, James Thomas Nicholson, and Helen Miles Davis

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left to right: Watson Davis (1896-1967), Director of Science Service; philanthropist Virginia Outwin Boochever (1920-2005); Marguerite Elaine Dobson Nicholson (1894-1969); James Thomas Nicholson (1893-1969), Director, American Red Cross; and chemist and editor Helen Miles Davis (1895-1957), at a cocktail party sponsored by U.S. Steel.

Richard Hunt (left), Chief George R. Tweed (center), and Watson Davis (right)

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left to right: Richard Hunt, U.S. National Bureau of Standards; George Ray Tweed (1902-1989), U.S. Navy radio man; and Watson Davis (1896-1967), Director of Science Service. Tweed was the chief radio engineer on Guam when the Japanese invaded in December 1941; he evaded capture for two years and seven months, and received many awards for his heroism.

Watson Davis (right) and Dr. Raymond D. Garver (left) of U.S. Forest Survey on air January 20, 1945

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left to right: Raymond Daniel Garver (b. 1890), Director, U.S. Forest Survey, being interviewed by Watson Davis (1896-1967), Director, Science Service, and host of the CBS radio show "Adventures in Science."

Unidentified Church

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Tourist photograph taken by Watson Davis in England, September 1925. Science Service Managing Editor, Watson Davis (1896-1967), traveled to Europe in 1925 to cover the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and discuss with Sir Richard Gregory (Editor of the journal Nature) the plausibility of establishing a "British Science Service" modeled on the American venture.

Winchester Cathedral

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Tourist photograph taken by Watson Davis in England, September 1925. Science Service Managing Editor, Watson Davis (1896-1967), traveled to Europe in 1925 to cover the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and discuss with Sir Richard Gregory (Editor of the journal Nature) the plausibility of establishing a "British Science Service" modeled on the American venture.

Andrewena Robinson Davis. Daughter of F. E. Robinson, owner of the Dayton drugstore.

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See also number SPI_5273

See also number 7091Davis4

Taken during the time of the Tennessee v. John T. Scopes Trial, Dayton, Tennessee, July 1925.

Robert P. Scripps (left) and Edwin Emery Slosson (right)

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left to right: Robert P. Scripps (1896-1938) and Edwin Emery Slosson (1865-1929), at the Scripps estate.

Hilda Hempl Heller (1891-1964)

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Bacteriologist Hilda Hempl Heller (1891-1964) worked at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. This photograph was taken by Watson Davis at a scientific meeting in Toronto, Canada, August 1924.

Eugene Peyton Deatrick (b. 1899)

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Eugene Peyton Deatrick (b. 1899) was a professor of chemistry at West Virginia University; this photo was taken by Watson Davis at the First International Congress of Soil Science, Washington, D.C.

Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953)

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Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953), astronomer, Mt. Wilson Observatory. Photographed by Watson Davis at the dedication of the McDonald Observatory.

Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953)

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Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953), astronomer, Mt. Wilson Observatory. Photograph by Watson Davis at the dedication of the McDonald Observatory.

Hilda Hempl Heller (1891-1964)

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Bacteriologist Hilda Hempl Heller (1891-1964) worked at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. This photograph was taken by Watson Davis at a scientific meeting in Toronto, Canada, August 1924.

John Howard Dellinger (1886-1962)

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John Howard Dellinger (1886-1962) worked in the radio laboratory at the U.S. Bureau of Standards, 1907-1948, where he helped develop the radio beacon and discovered how solar flares affected shortwave broadcasts.

Frederick Gardner Cottrell (1877-1948)

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Chemist Frederick Gardner Cottrell (1877-1948) was Director of the USDA Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory.
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