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"Miss Elizabeth Funk, 1917." Continuing our survey of Washington, D.C., professional women named Funk. Not sure exactly what Liz did or where she did it, but she looks like someone who knows her way around a Bunsen burner. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.