Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1956 : photographs (1 of 2)

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Abstract

The photographs document the work of Waldo Schmitt during the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1956. Images have captions on the reverse side; some are typed and include date, location and names of individuals. The subject matter includes candid images of expedition participants in the field; seine nets drying along shoreline; fishing with seines; commercial fishing vessels in the area; local sights; aboard ship; in port; local staff; collecting botanical specimens; examples of cacti; candid images of photographing specimens aboard ship. Locations in the Caribbean include the vicinity of islands, Redonda, Saint Pierre, Pidgeon Island in the Grenadines, and Grenada.

Date Range

1956

Start Date

1956

End Date

1956

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Topic

  • Zoology
  • Plants
  • Botany

Place

  • Pidgeon Island
  • Grenadine Islands
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Isla Redonda
  • Grenada

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 107