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

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

Creator: Cockerell, Theodore D. A (Theodore Dru Alison) 1866-1948

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1935

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Image #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

Notes

Also known as [SPI_5808]

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Image #SIA2008-1019

Repository Loc.

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

Date

1935

Restrictions & Rights

  • No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
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Topic

  • Zoology
  • Women scientists
  • Plants
  • Botany

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1019]