The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass. 1935

By B.R. Coonfield
Published: 1935

By the 1930s, the MBL had become "the" place to go during the summer for biological research and training. Luminaries such as Frank Lillie, Edmund Beecher Wilson, Edwin Grant Conklin, and Thomas Hunt Morgan took their students, packed up their families and research labs, and headed to the MBL. They worked in labs, ate together in the Mess, and they often lived in the limited on-campus housing. Life at the MBL was a life where fun, family, and science intertwined. This film, taken in 1935 by B. R. Coonfield of Brooklyn College, captures snippets of life at the MBL. Though the science and equipment are considerably updated and the faces and families have changed, many features remain the same today.

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Coonfield, B.R., "The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass. 1935". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (1935). ISSN: 1940-5030

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