Clarissa Rolfs of Brazil

ID: 96-551

Creator: Chase, Agnes 1869-1963

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1929

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 229 Box 20, Photo Album #1

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Clarissa Rolfs, daughter of Peter Henry Rolfs of the Esculea Superior de Agricultura e Veterinaria do Estado de Minas Geraes, Brazil, with horse on botanical field trip with Mary Agnes Chase of the Smithsonian. Chase was a botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture and honorary curator of grasses at the United States National Herbarium at the Smithsonian Institution, and she conducted extensive field work in South America.


  • Chase, Agnes 1869-1963
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture
  • United States National Herbarium


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Chase negative number 1965 from her scrapbook.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 229 Box 20, Photo Album #1

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  • Women
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Agrostology
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Field Work
  • Rolfs, Clarissa
  • Plants
  • Grasses
  • History
  • National Collections
  • Tropical Biology
  • Women--History
  • Botany


  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Latin America


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 2 x 4; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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