Insect Collection Is Moved

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J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) Clarke and two unidentified workers unpack insect collections at the Lamont Street storage facility. The collections needed to move due to overcrowding. This would be remedied by the addition of two new wings to the Natural History Building, United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History.


  • Clarke, John Frederick Gates
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Entomology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Insects
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Photograph included in the transcript of John Frederick Gates Clarke by Pamela M. Henson, April 9, 1986, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Contained within

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,



Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Curators
  • Museum storage facilities
  • Storage facilities
  • Insects
  • Entomology
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Moving of Specimens
  • Lamont Street
  • Employees
  • National Collections
  • African Americans
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2009-2122 and 85-4042

Physical description

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

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