J. F. Gates Clarke

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J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) Clarke, a team member on the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, with an unidentified Dominican native, appears to be picking up palm fronds. The native is toting collected fronds on his head. Clarke stayed on the island by himself for a time. J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) Clarke, 1905-1990, was curator of Lepidoptera at the National Museum of National History.


Clarke, John Frederick Gates


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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

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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
  • Curators
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Historians
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Field Work
  • Employees
  • Expeditions
  • Collecting and collections
  • Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition of 1956
  • Entomologists
  • Dominican Republic
  • Indians of North America
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


Dominican Republic


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 6w x 4h; Type of Image: Persons, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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