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Image number: RS.18703
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Group portrait of physiologists

Date

1929

Sitter

Alfred Joseph Clark (1885-1941, British), Pharmacologist
Archibald Vivian Hill (1886-1977), Physiologist
Ernest Basil Verney (1894-1967, British), Pharmacologist
Ivan de Burgh Daly (1893-1974), Physiologist

Creator

Lillian Mary Pickford (1902-2002), Physiologist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 54mm
width (print): 80mm

Subject

Description

Informal group of scientists on the deck of the S.S. Minnekahda, several unidentified. The party is centred on Archibald Vivian Hill, who sits with his arms around the shoulders of the men to either side of him.

The image is inscribed in ink, verso: ‘Minnekhada 1929’ and with the names of the scientists. From a collection of snapshots taken by Mary Pickford on board, captioned and donated by her. Backed with cardboard.

The inscribed names are: ‘Platter, Leyko, de Boer, Liljestrand [top row] A J Clark, A V Hill, E B Verney, I de B Daly [middle row] Stella Bockaert’ [bottom row].

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.

Goran Liljestrand (1886-1968) Swedish pharmacologist.
Alfred Joseph Clark (1885-1941) British pharmacologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1931.
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.
Ernest Basil Verney (1894-1967) British pharmacologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1936.
Ivan de Burgh Daly (1893-1974) British physiologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1943.

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

Object history

Presented by Lillian Mary Pickford.

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