NIH Building 6 Cornerstone Laying

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Title: NIH Building 6 Cornerstone Laying
Description: Secretary of the treasury, Henry Morgenthau wields the trowel during the cornerstone laying for the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute's building 6 on June 24, 1939. Mrs. Luke Wilson, whose husband, a cancer victim, donated the land for the building, and Dr. Thomas Parron, the Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service, look on. The PHS was then a part of the Treasury Department.
Topics/Categories: Historical -- Events
Locations -- NIH
Type: B&W, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Photographer
AV Number: AV-3906-3206
Date Created: June 1939
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.