Album 2 Pacific Islands, 1923 (Tanager Expedition), volume 1 : includes photographs of Wetmore, William G. Anderson, and Eric Schlemmer

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1923

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

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Abstract

The photograph album documents 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. Photographs sometimes include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. Subject matter includes images of islands from offshore, portraits and candid images of crew members, offloading supplies and personnel to islands, camp sites, native ruins (including a Heiau), examples of island terrain and vegetation, examples of individual and groups of birds, portraits and candid images of expedition participants, collecting and processing specimens, examples of guano, and evidence of the effects of feather poachers. Some species documented, Boobies and Albatross, terns, and monk seals. Includes photographs of Wetmore, William G. Anderson, and Eric Schlemmer. Locations include the vicinity of Kaula, Nihoa, Neck, Johnston, Laysan Islands and French Frigate Shoals.

Date Range

1923

Start Date

1923

End Date

1923

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Necker Island
  • Laysan Island
  • Johnston Island
  • Nihoa
  • French Frigate Shoals
  • United States
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • Kaula

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 171 Folder 2