Portrait of Deborah Warner with Armillary Sphere

ID: SIA RU000371 [78-1202-33]

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1978

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: December 1978, Image No. 78-1202-33

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

  • Deborah Warner, curator of the history of astronomy at National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), now known as National Museum of American History, poses with an armillary sphere.
  • From Torch article: "Contrary to popular opinion, not all Victorian ladies spent their time sitting primly in the parlor. As education became more widespread, growing numbers of American women in the last century traded lacy frocks for white coats and took to lab and field to conduct important research in astronomy, biology, botany, zoology, anthropology and the other sciences. Their contributions are currently being honored in the Museum of History and Technology exhibit, 'Women in Science in 19th - Century America,' on view until February...'The exhibit dramatizes that women did participate in science in the 19th century,' said MHT's curator of the history of astronomy, Deborah Warner, who put together the exhibit."

Subject

  • Warner, Deborah Jean
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
  • National Museum of History and Technology

Notes

  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," December 1978.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: December 1978, Image No. 78-1202-33

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1978
  • January 26, 1978

Restrictions & Rights

  • No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
  • No Copyright - United States

Topic

  • Women
  • Astronomy

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [78-1202-33]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;

Full Record

View Full Record