Mary Agnes Chase, Clarissa Rolfs and Group on Expedition in Brazil

ID: 96-543 or Chase # 1964

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1929

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

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Summary

Mary Agnes Chase (third from right with the big hat) on a horse with Clarissa Rolfs, daughter of Peter Henry Rolfs of the Esculea Superior de Agricultura e Veterinaria do Estado de Minas Geraes, Brazil, second from left, and others on expedition in Brazil. Chase, a botanist with the United States National Museum and honorary curator of grasses at the United States National Herbarium at the Smithsonian Institution, specialized in the study of grasses and conducted extensive field work in South America.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Chase, Agnes 1869-1963
  • Rolfs, P. H (Peter Henry) 1865-1944
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture
  • United States National Herbarium

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963) joined the Department of Agriculture in 1903 as a botanical illustrator and eventually became Scientific Assistant in Systematic Agrostology, 1907; Assistant Botanist, 1923; and Associate Botanist, 1925. In 1935, became Principal Botanist in charge of Systematic Agrostology and Custodian of the Section of Grasses, Division of Plants, United States National Museum.
  • The original negative number of this image is Chase Negative 1964.

Contained within

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

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1929

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Women
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Esculea Superior de Agricultura e Veterinaria do Estado de Minas Geraes, Brazil
  • Agrostology
  • Employees
  • Plants
  • Grasses
  • History
  • Tropical Biology
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Field Work
  • Rolfs, Clarissa
  • National Collections
  • Women--History
  • Botany
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • South America
  • Brazil

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

96-543 or Chase # 1964

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 3 x 5; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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