Curator W. Duane Hope at Microscope

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In his office in the northwest corner of the Natural History Building, W. Duane Hope of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, sits at a high-powered microscope which he uses to examine slides of marine nematode worms. On the table are slides in a slide holder tray and photos of worm body parts. His research focused on the systematics, comparative and functional ultrastructure, and phylogenetics of marine nematode worms. Through the window can be seen the Washington Monument and a portion of the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History).


  • Hope, W. Duane 1935-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • 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 additional photos of W. Duane Hope, see Negatives SIA2013-03973 through SIA2013-03980.

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

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Zoology
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Microscope slides
  • Equipment
  • Optical instruments
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Nematodes
  • Specimens
  • Microscopes
  • Worms
  • Microscopy--Equipment and supplies
  • Research--Equipment and supplies
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
  • Zoologists
  • Photographs
  • Museum curators


  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Person, candid
  • Slide

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

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