Lower California, circa 1905-1906

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This album of black and white photographs documents specimen observed or collected during the field research of Nelson and Goldman in lower California approximately between 1905 and 1906. Plants (especially cacti), birds, and mammals (namely a fox in the genus Vulpes) are represented in these photographs. Locations where photographs were taken include, but are not limited to the Colorado River (in Baja California), Cocopah Mountains, San Pedro Mártir Mountains, Cataviña, El potrero, La Paz, San José del Cabo

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  • Animals
  • Vulpes
  • Cactus
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • Cataviña
  • Colorado River
  • La Paz
  • El Potrero
  • Mexico
  • San Pedro Mártir, Sierra
  • San José del Cabo


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Photograph albums

Accession #

SIA RU007364

Collection name

Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated

Physical Description

1 photograph album

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 32 Folder 1