Vintage: American Female Scientists at Work

Vintage: American Female Scientists at Work


Photographs documenting women scientists and engineers, most of whom were pioneers in their respective fields, or were the first women to receive advanced graduate degrees in their discipline.

Biochemist and bacteriologist Ruby Sakae Hirose (1904 – 1960)

Biochemist and bacteriologist Ruby Sakae Hirose (1904 – 1960)

Botanist Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963) sitting at desk with specimens, 1960

Botanist Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963) sitting at desk with specimens, 1960

Anthropologist Ruth Murray Underhill (1883-1984) in 1941

Anthropologist Ruth Murray Underhill (1883-1984) in 1941

Medical writer and chemist Jane Stafford (1899-1991) in her office

Medical writer and chemist Jane Stafford (1899-1991) in her office

Microbiologist Elizabeth Lee Hazen (1888-1975) and chemist Rachel Brown (1898-1980) in their collaboration experiment

Microbiologist Elizabeth Lee Hazen (1888-1975) and chemist Rachel Brown (1898-1980) in their collaboration experiment

Physicist Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979) demonstrating equipment in lab, 1938

Physicist Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979) demonstrating equipment in lab, 1938

Plant pathologist Ruth Colvin Starrett McGuire (1893-1950)

Plant pathologist Ruth Colvin Starrett McGuire (1893-1950)

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) sitting at desk

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) sitting at desk

Astronomer Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin (1900-1979) in her office

Astronomer Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin (1900-1979) in her office

Astronomer Elizabeth Roemer at her desk at the U.S. Naval Observatory, Flagstaff (Arizona) Station, 1963

Astronomer Elizabeth Roemer at her desk at the U.S. Naval Observatory, Flagstaff (Arizona) Station, 1963

Astronomer Margaret Harwood (1885-1979)

Astronomer Margaret Harwood (1885-1979)

via  Smithsonian Institution


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