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Image number: RS.18698
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Deck tennis match




Henry Hallett Dale (1875-1968, British), Physiologist
Kornélia Szent-Gyorgyi (1883-1939, Hungarian)


Lillian Mary Pickford (1902-2002), Physiologist

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height (print): 67mm
width (print): 52mm



Scene showing deck tennis aboard the S.S. Minnekahda. The two players are Henry Dale (left as viewed) and Kornélia Szent-Gyorgi (right as viewed), both facing left.

The image is inscribed in ink, verso: ‘Minnekhada 1929 Henry Dale Mrs St Gyorgyi Deck Tennis’. From a collection of snapshots taken by Mary Pickford on board, captioned and donated by her. Backed with cardboard.

The S.S. Minnekahda was a U.S. Atlantic Transport converted troopship, repurposed as a single-class passenger ship. Archibald Vivian Hill (1886-1977) organised its use to transport European scientists attending the International Physiological Congress in Boston, U.S.A., in 1929.

Sir Henry Hallett Dale (1875-1968), British physiologist and pharmacologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1914. He served as President of the Royal Society, 1940-1945.

Kornélia Szent-Gyorgyi, née Demény (1883-1939), Hungarian. Wife of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893-1986), Hungarian biochemist.

Lillian Mary Pickford (1902-2002) British physiologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1966.

Object history

Presented by the Lillian Mary Pickford.

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