Summary: SIA Acc. 12-045, Box 1, Folder 2; From opposing page: “Nome bot.: Calytrocarya [sic]; Lugar: ‘Fabrica’ Rio Moju; Terrenos que prefere: Mattas, 2 e 3 degran, Barro e tabatinga; Fórma de crescimento: Touceiras pequenas”. This photograph is included in the field notes of André Goeldi and part of a collection that includes 36 black-and-white photographs of specimens. André Goeldi was a Brazilian botanist who collected in Pará, Brazil, circa 1913-1920.
Industrialist Vivien Kellems (1896-1975), the only woman manufacturer in the electrical industry at the time, co-founded Kellems Cable Grips Inc., in 1927, with her brother, who patented a special grip design widely used in construction, electrical connections, and medicine.#Groundbreaker
Completely transcribe and review Baird’s Index of Correspondence
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Look at the photo. Consider what has has just happened here, or what is about to happen here. Who has been here? Who will come here and and what will they do? What kinds of interactions can you imagine? Write one leaf about these or other things that occur to you upon looking at the picture. Do not allow yourself to be limited by what you see. Go.
The Smithsonian Transcription Center volunteers have been busy unlocking the hidden stories from the Smithsonian’s collections - including the women in science hiding in plain sight in these digitized pages. From amateur collectors to seasoned gardeners, women made valuable contributions to the Smithsonian’s collections. Here’s what we’re learning and doing together with their information.
One woman highlighted here: “Mrs. D. D. Gaillard” or Katherine Ross Davis Gaillard in the bottom right corner of this page
Image from Joseph Nelson Rose - Rose, cacti, 1909–1917, Accession 12-052: Joseph Nelson Rose Field Notes, 1887-1917. Smithsonian Institution Archives, neg. no. SIA2012-7984.