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American Standard Bible Committee
1938
Photographer:Photographed by Unknown
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 6 3/4 x 8 3/8in. (17.1 x 21.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 8 7/8 x 8 5/8in. (22.5 x 21.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Minneapolis Public Library
Description: Eight men wearing suits and neckties are seated around a table covered with books and typewritten manuscripts. Three large ashtrays are also on the table. Most men are bald and most wear glasses. A Windsor chair is partially visible in the left background. Additional books are on tables in the right background. A blackboard is on the back wall.
Historical Note: According to the label on the verso, this meeting took place at the Divinity School at Yale University.
Inscription: On verso, mimeographed label: "WIDE WORLD PHOTOS : PLEASE EACH CREDIT / 902899 / PENTATEUCH REVISION NEARS COMPLETION / NEW HAVEN, CONN. -- THE AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE COMMITTEE / HELD THEIR FIRST DAY'S CONFERENCE IN THE DIVINITY SCHOOL / AT YALE UNIVERSITY TODAY TO SURVEY AND CRITICIZE THE WORK / OF REVISION OF THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, THE / PENTATEUCH, OF THE KING JAMES VERSION, WHICH IS NEARING / COMPLETION THIS MONTH. ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE ARE, / LEFT TO RIGHT: DR. JAMES MOFFETT, OF NEW YORK CITY; PROF. JULIUS BREWER, OF NEW YORK CITY; PROF. G. DAHL, OF NEW HAVEN, CONN.; DEAN W. L. SPERRY, OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CHAIRMAN; PROF. LUCIUS WATERMAN, OF ANN ARBOR, MICH.; PROF. WILLIAM A. IRWIN, PROFESSOR OF THE OLD TESTAMENT LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, AND PROF. W. R. TAYLOR, OF TORONTO, CANA, SEATED AROUND THE TABLE. / S--12/28/38 (L) KEELEY". Accession number inscribed in pencil, lower right.
Object Number: 2001.136.1
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