Eloise Gerry (1885-1970)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1884]

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Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1936

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-1884

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Summary

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 Servicés Forest Products Research Laboratory in Madison. Gerry is shown in this 1936 photograph with her wire-haired terrier Penthesilea ("Penny").

Subject

  • Gerry, Eloise 1885-1970
  • Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
  • United States Forest Service

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-1884

Repository Loc.

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

Date

1936

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Topic

  • Utilization
  • Wood
  • Lumbering
  • Forestry innovations
  • Turpentining
  • Forests and forestry
  • Women scientists
  • Wood--Utilization

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1884]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints

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