Photograph of the vacuum tube with which Dr. Albert Michelson measured the velocity of light, Pasadena, ca.1930. The long tube, exactly a mile in length, runs from the foreground at center to the background at right and is supported by a series of wooden cradles. Michelson can be seen standing on top of the tube in the foreground at center, looking to the right. He is wearing a light-colored shirt and a cap. A corrugated metal shed can be seen in the foreground at left, while a narrow trail runs parallel to the tube at left. Several more buildings are visible in the background at center.