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Mary Agnes Chase Collecting Plants, Brazil

Mary Agnes Chase Collecting Plants, Brazil
Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963) specialized in the study of grasses and conducted extensive field work in South America, often personally funding her research trips, as it was considered inappropriate for women to conduct such work. Chase joined the Department of Agriculture in 1903 as a botanical illustrator and eventually became Scientific Assistant in Systematic Agrostology, 1907; Assistant Botanist, 1923; and Associate Botanist, 1925. In 1935, became Principal Botanist in charge of Systematic Agrostology and Custodian of the Section of Grasses, Division of Plants, United States National Museum.
Mary Agnes Chase, Honorary Curator of the United States National Herbarium at the Smithsonian Institution and Botanist at the United States Department of Agriculture, collecting plants in Brazil in 1929. Chase specialized in the study of grasses and conducted extensive field work in South America. In this picture, Chase is on horseback in front of a wood hut.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 20, Folder 1
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Collectors and collecting, Expeditions, Field Work, National Collections, Women--History, Agrostology, Tropical Biology, Botany, Scientific expeditions, Women, Grasses, Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Chase, Agnes 1869-1963, United States Dept. of Agriculture, United States National Herbarium
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South America, Brazil
Photographic print, Person, candid
Local Number:
96-548 or Chase Neg. # 1968
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Color: Black and White; Size: 2w x 3h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
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Mary Agnes Chase Collecting Plants, Brazil

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