Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1960 : black and white photographs and color prints, some identified

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Photographs (color and black and white) document work completed during the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1960 [Smithsonian-Bredin Expedition to Yucatan (1960)]. Images have information listed on reverse side and have captions typed on attached paper. Images show monuments; grounded sailing vessels; candid images of local inhabitants at work on boats; images of harbor of San Miguel; crustaceans and their environment as well as crab larvae, jellyfish, and sponges; participants collecting specimens; examples of Homaledra sabalella discovered to be in Mexican flora; mangroves and their roots; and Tulum ruins. Photographs may have been intended for publication. Locations in Mexico include vicinity of Yucatan including Ascension Bay [Bahía de la Ascensión], Cozumel Island, Ruinas de Tulum, and Quintana Roo.

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  • Crustacea
  • Entomology
  • Zoology
  • Mangroves
  • Crustaceans


  • Yucatán, Península de
  • Cozumel, Isla de
  • Mexico
  • Quintana Roo
  • Tulum, Ruinas de
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Ascensión, Bahía de la


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

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 112