Mar
13

Today in Smithsonian History: March 13, 1956

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

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. (Photographer unknown, 1956)

March 13, 1956 A Caribbean field study, financed by Mr. and Mrs. J. Bruce Bredin of Delaware, departs Trinidad for visits to Grenada, the Grenadines and Martinique.   National Museum of Natural History staff on the expedition include Dr. Waldo Schmitt, leader of the expedition, and A. C. Smith, J. F. Gates Clarke, and Fenner A. Chace.


Posted: 13 March 2017
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