This is old news in internet-time, but I want to share it here. The Smithsonian Institution has a Flickr account. Last month, they posted the phenomenal, inspiring photoset “Women in Science” in honor of International Women’s Day 2009 and Women’s History Month. The Smithsonian Institute Archivists have more on their blog, The Bigger Picture.

I’m particularly fond of this photograph of Doris Mable Cochran (1898-1968) of the United States National Museum Division of Reptiles and Amphibians:

Doris Mable Cochran (1898-1968), measuring a turtle shell

Doris Mable Cochran (1898-1968), measuring a turtle shell

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