This photograph appears with the article, "Einstein Warns Europe's Civilization Menaced: Fear Perils Nations' Existence, He Says in Caltech Address; Service Held Solution." Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 1932.
Photograph of Alfred E. Mirsky conducting research at a lab bench at the William G. Kirckhoff marine laboratories of the California Institute of Technology. Mirsky is wearing a lab coat and he holds a glass tube above a test tube.
Related to the article “Caltech Acquires ‘Ossie,’ Oscillograph to Photograph Atoms at Rate of 100,000,000 Per Second Unique Device.” Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 1928. “… known to well-informed electrical engineers as a cold cathode ray oscillograph which, in unscientific language, is a giant camera that records the antics of the electron particles composing an electric current. …”
Typed note attached to negative states "ground-breaking ceremonies at the California Institute of Technology yesterday for the $1,000,000 group of dormitories were featured by the use of a steam shovel, instead of the usual small spade, while an added appropriate touch was given by the punch, a synthetic concoction. Charles Dickerman is seen at controls of shovel. Sidney Zipser poises the bottle of punch (just before he dropped it) and Roscoe Downs poses in left foreground."
This photograph may be associated with the article, “ATOM FACES NEW ATTACK: More Powerful ‘Gun’ Build Caltech Scientists Improve on Device Producing 16,000,000-Volt Rays,” Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 1935: A3.