Close-up of Dr. Richard C. Froeschner with Specimens

ID: SIA2013-03933

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-

Form/Genre: Person, candid

Date: 1975

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier

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Richard C. Froeschner (1916-2002) , Curator, Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, sits at a table holding a section from a tray holding insects and has in his right hand one insect. A microscope is off to the side. His works on insects included: Heteroptera or True Bugs of Ecuador: A Partial Catalog; True Bugs of Panama; and Lace Bug Genera of the World.


  • Froeschner, Richard C 1916-2002
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Entomology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Insects


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  • Kjell Bloch Sandved of the Office of Exhibits, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), at the commission of Porter Kier, then Director, NMNH, prepared these photographic materials to document personnel and activities of NMNH in 1975.
  • For other images of Richard Froeschner at NMNH, see Neg. SIA2013-03930 Through SIA2013-03933.
  • Dr. Froeschner received the Ph.D. in entomology from Iowa State College and was a professor at several colleges before accepting a position as a research entomologist at the Smithsonian Institution in 1963. He devoted the remainder of his life to research on Heteroptera (true bugs) and helped build one of the world's largest and best-curated collections.

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 1"'w X 1 3.7"h; Type of Image: Person, candid ; Medium: Slide

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