View from Mountaintop, Brazil

ID: 96-545 or Chase # 1961

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1929

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

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View from top of a mountain in Brazil from Mary Agnes Chase's expedition to Brazil in 1929. Chase can be seen in a large hat in lower left corner of photo. Chase specialized in the study of grasses at the Smithsonian's United States National Herbarium, while employed as a botanist for the United States Department of Agriculture. She conducted extensive field work in South America.


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


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  • 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 1961.

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

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ID Number

96-545 or Chase # 1961

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 2 x 5; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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