Miss Rolfs and José, 1929

ID: SIA2009-4228 and Chase 1939

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1929


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Image of Clarissa Rolfs riding a mule and José standing next to a mule holding its reins, at the base of Pontao Crystal, in Brazil. Both are members of Mary Agnes Chase's Brazilian expedition.


  • Rolfs, Clarissa
  • Chase, Agnes 1869-1963


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • Miss Rolfs is the daughter of Peter Henry Rolfs of the Esculea Superior de Agricultura e Veterinaria do Estado de Minas Geraes, Brazil.
  • Mary Agnes Chase, a botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture and honorary curator of the Grass Herbarium at the United States National Herbarium, Smithsonian Institution, made several expeditions to Brazil to collect botanical specimens for the United States National Herbarium at the Smithsonian.

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  • Women
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Mules
  • Botanical specimens
  • Agrostology
  • Botany
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Field Work
  • Grasses
  • Plants
  • Indians of South America
  • Botanists


  • South America
  • Brazil


  • Photographic print
  • Group

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SIA2009-4228 and Chase 1939

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 3h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print

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