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Maria Mitchell, 1865: Vassar College astronomy professor, 1865-1888

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Full-length picture of Maria Mitchell wearing a dark hat, long, button-down dress and shawl. She is seated behind a table, her chin is resting on her right hand and her left hand is holding the page of an open book.

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