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Charles Jacobsen and Frederick Cassin using a Geiger counter, [ca 23 Nov 1955]

Reference Number: PAColl-8163-74

Photograph of Charles Jacobsen holding a Geiger counter to detect levels of radioactivity in a rock sample, while Frerick Cassin listens to the clicks through an earphone, taken in November 1955 by an unidentified photographer for the Free Lance.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Portraits, related to Charles Jacobsen, Frederick Cassin, Scientists, Rocks and Geiger-Muller counters.

Part of:
New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00079 (849 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 16.8 x 18 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Historical Notes: Published in the Free Lance, 23 November 1955, p 4: `MADE IT GALLOP. Frederick Cassin sits on his office table listening to the mad ticking of the Geiger counter which Charles Jacobsen, standing on his right, holds against a sample brought back from the reef.'

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - top centre: D/C x 3 3/4 / Today 16/11/55; Verso - centre: Copyright stamp: Copyright / New Zealand Free Lance; Verso - bottom centre: Publication date stamp: Published / 23 Nov 1955 / Page 4; Verso - bottom centre: Main St / [?]; Verso - bottom centre: Original caption: MADE IT GALLOP. Frederick Cassin sits on his office table listening to the mad ticking of the Geiger counter which Charles Jacobsen, standing on his right, holds against a sample brought back from the reef.

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