1798 “Two women and a baby watch naval manoeuvres from the quayside through a telescope.”

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Ruth Colvin Starrett McGuire (1893-1950), a plant pathologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Plant Industry.

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Émilie du Châtelet wielding dividers, with armillary sphere, books and diagrams. By Maurice Quentin de La Tour.

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Instructor Gloria Hixon conducting Zoology class at Howard University, Washington DC, 1946. From Life magazine.

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Portrait by Korean artist 이유태 (YI Yoo Tae) 1944 http://www.mmca.go.kr/collections/collectionsDetail.do?menuId=2010000000&wrkMngNo=KO-03892

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Marie Stopes: Lecturer in Palaeobotany at University of Manchester, 1904-1907

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Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius, c.1460-70, attributed to the Coëvity Master. (Getty Museum)

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American chemist Ruby Sakae Hirose (1904-1960) at William S. Merrell Laboratories (Smithsonian Institution Archives).

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A seaside promenade (1810s)

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SSPL/Getty Women testing explosives at a factory in Gretna, UK.

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The Female Philsopher smelling out a comet, 1790 (Caroline Herschel)

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Women at Bletchley Park with the Colossus computer

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Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, c. 1933

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Girton College, Cambridge, c. 1900

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Rosalind Franklin with microscope, 1955

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Dorothy Hodgkin, by Maggi Hambling, 1985. Model as instrument?

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Dorothy Millicent Horstmann, known for work on polio virus.

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Palaeontologist Hildegard Howard at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1938. (NHM of LAC Copyright)

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Marie Tharp, sitting at her desk at Columbia’s Lamont Geological Observatory, 1956. Copyright: Lamont Archives, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell with the radio telescope antenna at Cambridge

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Comet of 1812, seen from the Pont Neuf in Paris (Granger)

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Manhattan Project: Calutron operators at their panels, in the Y-12 plant at Oak Ridge, TN during World War II.

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Biologist Beatrice Mintz (b. 1921)

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Miriam Rothschild with her children

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London School of Medicine for Women, 1926

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