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

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    Description: First hired by Harvard College Observatory to carry out astronomical calculations, Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) eventually became one of the foremost American astronomers, known especially for her work on variable stars. This photograph shows her at her desk at the observatory.

    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: SIA2008-0647

    Hemajang, sclopit, Mengxi Zhang, and 38 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity) 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Disability History, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. Smithsonian Institution 72 months ago | reply

      Hi Penny,

      We just added the photo to your group.

      If you don't mind, there's an easier way for us to receive invitations to share photos with groups. Navigate to the photo you want us to contribute. Below the comment box on each photo page, there is a link that reads "Invite this photo to...". Clicking that opens a drop-down for groups you administer that will auto-fill the comment box. We then receive a neat little button to contribute.

      Thanks for your interest and comments!

      The Smithsonian

    3. pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity) 72 months ago | reply

      Oh, okay, cool, I'll do that from now on.

    4. Smithsonian Photography Initiative [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      See a blog post related to this photograph here:
      blog.photography.si.edu/2009/05/08/pickerings-women/

    5. rosewithoutathorn84 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Historic Heroines, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. jamica1 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Science, Technology, History, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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