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Celebrating the Contributions of Women at NIST

A new set of free postcards are now available. The current set includes four images that celebrate the historical contributions of women at NIST from the early 1900s through the 1960s in the areas of electronics, chemistry, and computing. Click on each image to download a printable postcard.

Camilla Deragon with FOSDIC - Film Optical Sensing Device for Input to Computers (1967)

Top postcard: Camilla Deragon with FOSDIC - Film Optical Sensing Device for Input to Computers (1967). Bottom postcard: An unidentified member of the National Bureau of Standards Mass Spectrometry Division in 1948

An unidentified member of the National Bureau of Standards Mass Spectrometry Division in 1948

 

Mary Rollins, whoworked at the National Bureau of Standards from 1929-1938. She specialized in the identication of papers and fabrics and their conformance to industry standards.

Top postcard: Mary Rollins worked at the National Bureau of Standards from 1929- 1938, specializing in the identi cation of papers and fabrics and their conformance to industry standards. Bottom postcard: Sister Mary Seraphine Bennett, pictured here in 1970, is using a remote terminal at the National Bureau of Standards to keyboard data into a computer.

Sister Mary Seraphine Bennett in 1970. She is using a remote terminal at the National Bureau of Standards to keyboard data into a computer.

Marjorie Van de Water when she worked at the National Bureau of Standards as a laboratory assistant in 1918. She went on to become an award-winning science journalist.

Top postcard: Marjorie Van de Water when she worked at the National Bureau of Standards as a laboratory assistant in 1918. She went on to become an award-winning science journalist. Bottom postcard: Stephanie Siegel of the National Bureau of Standards Center for Computer Sciences using the NBS-developed MAGIC (Machine for Automatic Graphics Interface to a Computer) in 1967.

Stephanie Siegel of the National Bureau of Standards Center for Computer Sciences using the NBS-developed MAGIC (Machine for Automatic Graphics Interface to a Computer) in 1967

Physicist Lucille Streets evaluating aircraft oxygen regulators at the National Bureau of Standards in 1949.

Top postcard: Physicist Lucille Streets is evaluating aircraft oxygen regulators at the National Bureau of Standards in 1949. Bottom postcard: National Bureau of Standards (NBS) computer programmer Ethel Marden is shown seated at the control console of the SEAC (Standards Electronic Automatic Computer) in 1959.

National Bureau of Standards computer programmer Ethel Marden seated at the control console of the SEAC (Standards Electronic Automatic Computer) in 1959.

An unidentified National Bureau of Standards staff member seated at the PILOT computer in 1961

Top postcard: An unidentified National Bureau of Standards staff member seated at the PILOT computer in 1961. Bottom postcard: A member of the National Bureau of Standards Electricity Division in the Vacuum Tube Testing Lab in February 1919.

A member of the National Bureau of Standards Electricity Division in the Vacuum Tube Testing Lab in February 1919

Helen Pool of the National Bureau of Standards X-ray Physics Division is at the controls of a 1,400 kilovolt x-ray generator in 1947.

Top postcard: Helen Pool of the National Bureau of Standards X-ray Physics Division is at the controls of a 1,400 kilovolt x-ray generator in 1947. Bottom Postcard: Joan Calvert of the National Bureau of Standards Metallurgy Division in 1967. She helped develop a fast-recording ellipsometer technique to observe the growth of corrosion-resistant films on iron within tenths of a second after formation.

Joan Calvert of the National Bureau of Standards Metallurgy Division in 1967. She helped develop a fast-recording ellipsometer technique to observe the growth of corrosion-resistant films on iron within tenths of a second after formation.

Velma Burns of the National Bureau of Standards Photometry Division in 1961

Top postcard: Velma Burns of the National Bureau of Standards Photometry Division in 1961. Bottom postcard: Computer engineer Cita Furlani is pictured seated at a workstation in the National Bureau of Standard’s Automated Manufacturing Research Facility the early 1980s.

Computer engineer Cita Furlani in the early 1980s, seated at a workstation in the National Bureau of Standard’s Automated Manufacturing Research Facility.

 

Special Edition Postcards Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, MD

anniversary postcard 1 anniversary postcard 2

Each postcard shows an original watercolor of some aspect of the early Gaithersburg Campus design. Click on an image to download two postcards in a single PDF.

Print each file on one piece of 8.5 x 11-inch card stock, front and back, and cut along the center line to separate the postcards.

 

Other postcards with historic images from the NIST Archives
Browse the corresponding collections of each postcard by clicking the links below each thumbnail

car / miniature radio postcard

Miniature Radio

Automobile Research

anechoic / dish postcard

Ceramics

Anechoic Chamber

MAGIC / optical glass postcard

MAGIC Computer

Optical Glass

 

X-Ray Standardization

Reflecting Telescope Glass

personnel / wind tunnel postcard

1925 Wind Tunnel

1918 Personnel Photos

charters / stepmeter postcard

Charters of Freedom

Historic Photographs

 

 

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