Emma Perry Carr (1880-1972)

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Description: After earning her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, Emma Perry Carr (1880-1972) taught in the department of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College until becoming professor emeritus in 1946. A pioneer in work on simple unsaturated hydrocarbons and on absorption spectra, Carr received the American Chemical Society's Francis P. Garvan Medal in 1937.

Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

Medium: Black and white photographic print

Persistent URL: photography.si.edu/SearchImage.aspx?id=5847

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

Collection: Accession 90-105: Science Service Records, 1920s – 1970s - Science Service, now the Society for Science & the Public, was a news organization founded in 1921 to promote the dissemination of scientific and technical information. Although initially intended as a news service, Science Service produced an extensive array of news features, radio programs, motion pictures, phonograph records, and demonstration kits and it also engaged in various educational, translation, and research activities.

Accession number: SIA2008-0364


Owner: Smithsonian Institution
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 17/Apr/2009 22:02:19

    this pic is freaky cause shes dead....

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    • 26/Sep/2009 05:23:08

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Historic Heroines, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    • 01/Apr/2011 19:53:46

    This is my great aunt. She was a fantastic person and had a great sense of humor. I was able to see her several times before she passed away, fortunatley.

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    • 07/Apr/2011 13:56:28

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you for sharing with us--your great aunt was a very accomplished woman! Please do feel free to chime in if you have any other information or stories to share. Best, Catherine Shteynberg Smithsonian Institution Archives