Title: A Friday Evening Discourse at the Royal Institution, 1904
Original Format: photograph: print
Description: Photograph of the famous oil painting done by Henry Jamyn Brooks (1865-1925), entitled, “A Friday Evening Discourse at the Royal Institution, 1904. Sir James Dewar on Liquid Hydrogen. Presented May 1906, to the Royal Institution by Dr. Ludwig Mond and Other Members.” Henry Dixon & Son, Ltd, photographers. British chemist Mond (1839-1909) with a generous endowment to the Royal Institution, established the Davy-Faraday Research Laboratory, of which Professor Dewar (1842-1923) became its director. Dewar, famous for being the first to liquify and eventually solidify hydrogen, was knighted in 1904.