Josephine Cochran

Josephine Cochran


Title: Josephine Cochran


The People Behind the Patents.


With every passing year we are provided with new gadgets to alleviate the problems of our busy lives, yet few of us stop to consider that behind every new gadget is an individual who has confronted a problem and originated a solution. This series of prints is a tribute to those innovative and ingenious people who have shaped the modern world.


When confronted with the very domestic problem of plateware becoming chipped from hand washing, Josephine Cochran took the no so domestic action of invented the first practical dishwasher and formed the Garis-Cochran Dish-Washing Company to manufacture and market it.


Dimensions: Print size is 150x150mm loose fitted to a 200x200mm mount.

Technique: Digital prints in archival pigment and paper