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Amos G. Avery

photo of ciw garden 1937Selection of photographs, 1926-1942, in the possession of Amos G. Avery, the majority dating from the 1930s. Avery was an associate in plant breeding for the Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Genetics, managing the gardens and greenhouses under Dr. Albert Blakeslee from 1926-42. 129 photographs, approximately 75 negatives, and 3 scrapbooks.

Mr. Amos Avery, an associate in plant breeding for the Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Genetics, was in charge of the gardens and greenhouses under Dr. Albert Blakeslee from 1926–42. He left the laboratory in 1943.

This collection gives a view of the scientific and personal lives of scientists within the early days of the Department of Genetics of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. This collection includes photographs, negatives, and three scrapbooks.

The photos were given to the Archives by Mr. Avery’s daughter, Nancy Avery in April 1999.

photo of Datura Workers 1927
Datura Workers at CSH, 1927 (Avery is seated in the center)

Avery Collection

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