Leland Ossian Howard as a Young Man

ID: 91-3720

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1890s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7323, Box 6, Folder 49

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Summary

Leland Ossian Howard (1857-1950), as a young man. Howard was Honorary Curator of Insects, United States National Museum, and Chief of the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture, 1894-1927. Howard became assistant to the new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist Charles Valentine Riley in 1878. The small office Howard took over in 1894 became the Bureau of Entomology in 1904. He organized it into divisions on the basis of crop groups. In his thirty-three years at the helm, the USDA budget for entomology grew a hundredfold, to $3 million annually. Howard became by far the largest employer of entomologists during a period of rapid growth and professionalization of that scientific discipline.

Subject

  • Howard, Leland Ossian
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Entomology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Insects
  • United States National Museum

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Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7323, Box 6, Folder 49

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1890s

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Topic

  • Entomology
  • Portraits
  • Museums
  • Entomologists
  • Museum curators

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

91-3720

Physical description

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

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