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Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963), sitting at desk with specimens
Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963), sitting at desk with specimens
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Description: Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963) specialized in the study of grasses and conducted extensive field work in South America, often personally funding her research trips, as it was considered inappropriate for women to conduct such work. Chase 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...Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer..Medium: Black and white photographic print..Date: c. 1960..Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives ( http://siarchives.si.edu/ ) ..Accession number: SIA2009-0712..View more collections from the Smithsonian Institution. ( http://collections.si.edu/search/ ) ..Related blog posts:.Formidable: Women in Science ( http://siarchives.si.edu/blog/formidable-women-science )
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1000, Jefferson Drive Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 2056038.88879, -77.02602
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