Album 2 Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay, 1920 : includes photographs of Wetmore, Carl Hettman, and Fred Hettman

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay, 1920

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1920

Citation: Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

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Abstract

The photograph album documents Alexander Wetmore's work in South America for the U.S. Department Agriculture, Bureau of Biological Survey, 1920-1921. He was investigating the distribution of life zones of North American migratory birds in Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay. Photographs sometimes include numbers (assigned by Wetmore), date, and caption with description and location. Sometimes a lack of negative is indicated. Images document events through out his travels including the voyage to South America; life aboard ship; and sites throughout Montevideo, Uruguay. In vicinity of Las Palmas, Chaco, Argentina he includes images of vegetation, terrain, and examples of birds seen at observation sites; lodgings; scrub forest and savanna; Toba Indians and their homes; local markets; ferries and vessels at work on the rivers. For other locations, he documents much the same subject matter: lodgings, local laborers and farmers at work, local bird traps; wetlands; lengua indians; birds and their nests; sand dunes south of cabo san antonio ar; and transportation during trip. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Carl Hettman, and Fred Hettman.

Date Range

1920

Start Date

1920

End Date

1920

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Migratory birds
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • San Antonio, Cabo
  • Las Palmas
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay
  • Chaco
  • Buenos Aires
  • Paraguay
  • Montevideo
  • Formosa

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Photograph albums

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 photograph album

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 170 Folder 2