J. F. Gates Clarke and Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, by Unknown, 1956, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, On board the ship "Freelance", J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) Clarke, 1905-1990, left, and Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, 1887-1977, right, part of the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition of 1956, examine specimens they collected. . F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) Clarke, 1954-1963, was curator of Lepidoptera and Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, 1957-1977, was curator of Invertebrate Zoology, at the National Museum of National History..