The Smithsonian Needs Your Help Identifying Lady Scientists

8 Mar

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Quick post this time: if you’re big into science, mystery solving, and/or giving credit where credit is due, head over to the Smithsonian Institution’s photosteam of unidentified women in science.

“The [Smithsonian] Archives relies on information available on the original prints and researchers and volunteers who write captions for the images, but sometimes there’s not much to go on,” said archives manager Tammy Peters, “so we’re putting this out to you for assistance.”

The Smithsonian hopes to showcase some of these great scientific minds, once identified, in their fourth annual Women’s History Month.


4 Responses to “The Smithsonian Needs Your Help Identifying Lady Scientists”

  1. Catherine S. March 13, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Thank you so much for helping us put out the word! We’ve already received a lot of new information about some of the women in our “Women in Science” set on the Smithsonian Flickr Commons, and we’re looking into confirming a few identifications. This is not the first time we’ve had great success crowdsourcing the identities of people and places in the images in our collections, thanks to folks like you and your readers.

    Catherine Shteynberg
    Smithsonian Institution Archives

    • Seth W March 13, 2012 at 9:12 am #


      Glad to help! As a DC resident, the Smithsonian is a source of pride. I’m glad you can tap into your dedicated fans to make new headways in knowledge!


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