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SERIES Identifier: HUPSFPA, HUPSF International Electrotechnical Commission (PA 1)

International Electrotechnical Commission, May 3rd, 1926 Digital

International Electrotechnicial Commission, May 3rd, 1926.
International Electrotechnicial Commission, May 3rd, 1926.

Scope and Contents

One photograph and one key to the names and affiliations (institutional or national) affixed to a thick cardboard support. Key is faded but legible. Both men and women are depicted, with the names suggesting the women are family of the Commission members. People appear to be attired for an afternoon social function. The key indicates the people depicted were chiefly from the United States and Western Europe, but Chile, Japan, and Russia are also represented. President Lowell and his wife Anna Parker Lowell appear in the center front. The photograph was taken outdoors at University Hall in Harvard Yard, in front of the John Harvard Statue.


  • May 3rd, 1926


Language of Materials



Board dimensions: 15 x 36 inches.


Open for research.


1 photograph : black and white ; 8 x. 35.6 inches

Biographical / Historical

The International Electrotechnical Commission was founded in 1906. Its goal was to standardize terminology and ratings of electic apparatus. The Commission held a plenary meeting in New York in April 1926 after which the members toured the United States and Canada.

Former call number

Previously classified as HUA 630 PF.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Mrs. Leon Chaffee [Alice (Hampson) Chaffee], March 8, 1976; accession 7812.

Online access

This image has been digitized and is available online.

Photographic process

Silver gelatin.

Sources of information

Title transcribed from image.

Historical note bibliography: International Electrotechnical Commission [website] (accessed 2019-06-11) and "Scientific Events." Science. Vol. 63, Issue 1630 (26 Mar 1926). DOI: 10.1126/science.63.1630.327-a


Repository Details

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