Wilmatte Porter Cockerell (1871-1957) and Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell (1866-1948)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1019]

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Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1935

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-1019

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Summary

In this 1935 photograph, botanist Wilmatte Porter Cockerell (1871-1957) is shown with biologist Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell (1866-1948), whom she married in 1900. In 1901, he named the ultramarine blue chromodorid Mexichromis porterae in her honor. Before and after their marriage in 1900, they frequently went on collecting expeditions together and assembled a large private library of natural history films, which they showed to schoolchildren and public audiences to promote the cause of environmental conservation.

Subject

  • Cockerell, Theodore D. A (Theodore Dru Alison) 1866-1948
  • Cockerell, Wilmatte Porter 1871-1957

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Also known as [SPI_5808]

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-1019

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1935

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Topic

  • Zoology
  • Plants
  • Women scientists
  • Botany

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Black-and-white photographs

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1019]

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