André Goeldi, Cyperaceas Paraenses, Rapateas, etcetera

ID: SIA Acc. 12-045

Creator: André Goeldi photographs of grasses

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1913-1920

Citation: André Goeldi field notes from the Department of Botany

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This item consists of 36 black-and-white photographs of grasses by André Goeldi from his work with grasses in Pará, Brazil. The first 36 photographs are each affixed onto a board and covered by a thin sheet of paper. The name and location of the plant and other notations in Portuguese are sometimes included on this sheet. Sequential numbers are affixed above most photographs (1 through 34). Some photographs indicate a separate numbering system that appears to correspond with Goeldi's list of grasses. The following photographs are not affixed and do not bear any identifying information. The majority of the photographs each depict a single specimen on a dark background. A ruler is sometimes included to indicate size. One photograph depicts an individual, perhaps Goeldi, standing among trees and grasses.

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At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.


  • Plants
  • Grasses
  • Botany


  • Pará
  • Brazil


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

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-045

Collection name

André Goeldi field notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

36 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library


Box 1 Folders 1-2