J. F. Gates Clarke and Waldo LaSalle Schmitt

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On board the ship "Freelance", J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) Clarke, 1905-1990, left, and Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, 1887-1977, right, part of the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition of 1956, examine specimens they collected. . F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) Clarke, 1954-1963, was curator of Lepidoptera and Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, 1957-1977, was curator of Invertebrate Zoology, at the National Museum of National History.


  • Clarke, John Frederick Gates
  • Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Photograph included in the transcript of John Frederick Gates Clarke by Pamela M. Henson, March 26, 1986, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9555, Box 1, John Frederick Gates Clarke Oral History Interview

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu



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  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Field Work
  • Employees
  • Expeditions
  • Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition of 1956
  • Entomologists
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-1457 or 91-13156

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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