18 March 2018

Women on Stamps | Engineer


Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878 – 1972) became the first member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1926 and was one of the first working female engineers to hold a PhD. Also, she was awarded a staggering 23 honorary degrees, was the first honorary member of the Society of Women Engineers, and in 1965 was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

In 1984 the US Postal Service issued a stamp in her honour.

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For the new edition of Sunday Stamps-II A to Z, I have decided to show some of the stamps I have got on letters and postcards, related to one topic: women. This is the post for the letter E.

12 comments:

  1. WE could do with more women engineers like her. Good to she was recognised.

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    1. My collection isn't big. But, anyway, I didn't find any other female engineer to show today...

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  2. I always admire these pioneers and think of the obstacles they must have overcome.

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    1. Great, great women! They are still a role model nowadays.

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  3. I always love hearing about women in science in general, esp back in those days when it was so rare

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    1. Me too. Well, as you have probably noticed, I love to see women on stamps, in general :D

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  4. I am not familiar with this woman, or this stamp - thanks for sharing her story today.

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    1. I think she truly deserves the stamp.

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  5. She should be more known and better recognized after all those efforts (and degrees!)

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    1. At least she was honoured on this stamp... :|

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  6. Hi Eva, Great to see this stamp. Reading about Gilbreth's history, I have a question: What took the US Postal Service so long to publish this stamp? Yes, we (Americans) are moving in the right direction slowly but surely. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I wondered the same. But the stamp arrived eventually, which is better than nothing :)

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