Author: Abigail Croll

Abigail Croll

Abigail Croll is a graphic designer, photo researcher and content manager for the Smithsonian’s Office of Advancement.

Thirteen “Because of Her Story” interns spent the summer uncovering stories of remarkable American women and learning museum practice. Pictured: Stella Hendricks, intern, National Portrait Gallery. (Michael Barnes)
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Women of Apollo

July 11th, 2019, 3:12PM
Firooz Zahedi, Ellen DeGeneres, 1997. Gift of Time magazine, National Portrait Gallery (NPG.99.TC23.1) ©Firooz Zahedi

LGBTQ Women Who Made History

June 26th, 2019, 2:10PM
(Dino Morrow Photography)
Effie Kapsalis is the Senior Digital Program Officer for the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
Participants at a 1971 whale biology conference. Sheila Minor is pictured in the second row, center left. Photo via @mycandacejean

Uncovering Hidden Stories

March 27th, 2019, 3:28PM
Ariana Curtis
Gail Anderson
Constance Stuart Larrabee (left) and friend photographing among Ndebele women, near Pretoria, South Africa, 1936. 

All photos used in this story are courtesy Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.