Dr. Peter Henry Rolfs at Serra da Gamma, Brazil

ID: SIA2009-4229 and Chase 1931

Creator: Chase, Agnes 1869-1963

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1929

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 20, Photo Album

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In Serra da Gamma, Minas Geraes, Brazil, Dr. Peter Henry Rolfs climbs up a jungle bamboo slope with his back to the camera between fazenda and Araponga. A horse stands nearby.


  • Chase, Agnes 1869-1963
  • Rolfs, P. H (Peter Henry) 1865-1944
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Grasses
  • United States National Herbarium


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  • Dr. Peter Henry Rolfs was the founder and Director of the Escola Superior de Agricultura e Veterinaria do Estado de Minas Geraes, 1920-1929.
  • The image was taken by Mary Agnes Chase on a scientific expedition to Brazil. Mary Agnes Chase, botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture and honorary curator of the Grass Herbarium at the United States National Herbarium, Smithsonian Institution, went on an expedition to Brazil in 1929 to collect grass specimens.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 20, Photo Album

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Botanical specimens
  • Botany
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Horses
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Plants
  • Grasses
  • Botanists


  • South America
  • Brazil


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2009-4229 and Chase 1931

Physical description

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

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