Picturing our scientific grandmothers
March 24, 2012 11:14 AM   Subscribe

In honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) is pleased to present a sampling of images documenting women scientists and engineers from around the world, most of whom were pioneers in their respective fields, or were the first women to receive advanced graduate degrees in their discipline (via).

Since adding photos to flickr, archivists have been able to fill in the blanks in the lives of some of these pioneering women in science. This is part of The Bigger Picture initiative of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and just one photo set of many (previously).
posted by ChuraChura (3 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I now have enough hostnames for the next twenty years.
posted by clarknova at 11:51 AM on March 24, 2012 [2 favorites]

Just out of curiosity, do we know the selection criterion here? Because Marie Curie is right there on page one (my pet peeve is that Marie Curie is trotted out so often that you'd think the sciences were all men and Her) but a lot of others I can think of do not seem to appear, including Maud Menten or Rosalyn Yalow, though this may have more to do with Flickr's search ability and my not spotting them.

And now you know very specifically what my expertise is in.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 11:59 AM on March 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

Thank you for this.
posted by jokeefe at 12:06 PM on March 24, 2012

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