Hawaii, 1923 (Tanager Expedition) : photographs and photographic data; includes photographs taken by Wetmore and other expedition members

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Abstract

Photographs, negatives, and photograph lists document Alexander Wetmore's participation in the Tanager Expedition, 1923, while working for the U.S. Department Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Biological Survey. The expedition was conducted with the cooperation of the U.S. Navy, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, and USDA. Photograph information is listed on back, usually photograph and detailed description of subject matter. Photograph subject matter include: birdlife on the beaches; motorsailer at French Frigate shoals; Lt. Comdr King and J.B. Mann; documenting operations of Japanese feather poachers on (specifically on Peale and Wake Island); birds on Laysan Island; and a series of photographs by Donald Dickey of photographs of Hawaii and Laysan Island including Kiluea, beach scenes, and participants. These have very little descriptive information. Photographs were taken by A. Wetmore, W.K. Fischer, Edward L. Caum, and Donald Dickey (photographer for the expedition). Sites include: Kaula, Wake, Peale, and Laysan Island.|Includes two lists of photographs, one typed, the other handwritten. Both are numbered and include descriptions (with locations and species name as appropriate) and dates. Handwritten list documents Wetmore's photographs. Typed list is 16 pages.

Date Range

1902-1923

Start Date

May 01, 1902

End Date

1923

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Laysan Island
  • United States
  • Peale Island
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • Kaula
  • Wake Island

Form/Genre

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

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 142 Folder 3