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Image number: RS.18702
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Archibald Vivian Hill




Archibald Vivian Hill (1886-1977), Physiologist


Lillian Mary Pickford (1902-2002), Physiologist

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height (print): 81mm
width (print): 55mm



Full length portrait Archibald Vivian Hill, on the deck of the S.S. Minnekahda, with an unidentified woman behind. Hill is shown looking to camera, seated with his leg crossed and held at the shin with interlaced fingers.

The image is inscribed in ink, verso: ‘Minnekhada 1929 A V Hill’. 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.

Archibald Vivian Hill, (1886-1977) British physiologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1918. He served as Vice-President, Foreign Secretary and Biological Secretary of the Society, winning the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1922.

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

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Presented by Lillian Mary Pickford.

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