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Eloise Gerry (1885-1970), shown at microscope | by Smithsonian Institution
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Eloise Gerry (1885-1970), shown at microscope

Description: By the 1920s, Eloise Gerry (1885-1970) was considered one of the foremost investigators in wood technology in America and one of few female scientists specializing in research on lumbering, wood utilization, and the turpentining process. After earning a Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin, she spent her career at the U.S. Forest Service's Forest Products Research Laboratory in Madison. The photo caption reads: "Dr. Gerry in her laboratory with the microscope that helped give the great naval stores industry in the United States a new lease on life."

 

Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

 

Medium: Black and white photographic print

 

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

 

Collection: Accession 90-105: Science Service Records, 1920s – 1970s - Science Service, now the Society for Science & the Public, was a news organization founded in 1921 to promote the dissemination of scientific and technical information. Although initially intended as a news service, Science Service produced an extensive array of news features, radio programs, motion pictures, phonograph records, and demonstration kits and it also engaged in various educational, translation, and research activities.

 

Accession number: SIA2008-1886

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Taken on February 27, 2009