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Image number: RS.18704
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Ivan Pavlov




Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936, Russian), Physiologist


Lillian Mary Pickford (1902-2002), Physiologist

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height (print): 89mm
width (print): 60mm



Half-length informal snapshot Ivan Pavlov at the edge of a larger group of delegates at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. Pavlov was attending the 13th International Physiological Congress, 19-23 August 1929.

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

Pavlov travelled to the Congress on the S.S. Minnekahda, 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 to the U.S.A.

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936) Russian physiologist, was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1907.

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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