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Photostory #275: International Aspects Stressed: Canada's Achievements in 1960

Photographers
E. Ferrat , Lavoie , Gar Lunney , N. Morant , unattributed
Maker
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
December 27, 1960
Collection
CMCP fonds
Credit Line

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Main Text

Dr. K. M. Baird of the National Research Council was prominent in compiling evidence for adoption of a new world standard of length. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures defines this as a specific number of wavelengths of orange light emitted by krypton gas.