J. F. G. Clarke Examines Microlepidoptera

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J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) Clarke (1905-1990), Curator of Lepidoptera, sits at microscope examining a collection of Microlepidoptera. There is a box of specimens on the table next to him.


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


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Photograph included in the transcript of John Frederick Gates Clarke by Pamela M. Henson, March 19, 1986, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9555, Box 1, John Frederick Gates Clarke Oral History Interview

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


c. 1950s

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  • Lepidopterists
  • Laboratories
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Lepidoptera
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Employees
  • Microscopes
  • National Collections
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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

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