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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 is pictured in 1967 with FOSDIC - Film Optical Sensing Device for Input to Computers.

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

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.

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

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 is pictured seated at a workstation in the National Bureau of Standard’s Automated Manufacturing Research Facility the early 1980s.

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 is shown seated at the control console of the SEAC (Standards Electronic Automatic Computer) in 1959.

 

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Sister Mary Seraphine Bennett, pictured here in 1970, is using a remote terminal at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) to keyboard data into a computer.

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.

An unidentified National Bureau of Standards (NBS) staff member seated at the PILOT computer in 1961.

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

A member of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) 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

Stephanie Siegel of the National Bureau of Standard’s (NBS) 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

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

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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 Testing

anechoic / dish postcard

Dish Smashing

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

Declaration of Independence

Stepmeter

 

 

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