Album 1 Pacific Islands, 1923 (Tanager Expedition), volume 2

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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The photograph album (volume 2) 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. Images include shorelines, examples of vegetation and wildlife of the islands visited, old camp and equipment of feather poachers, camp sites of the expedition, candid images of expedition participants, and rat traps, sites around Honolulu, several images of Albatross on Laysan Island, |Includes photographs of Wetmore, William G. Anderson, Eric Schlemmer, Charles Howard Edmondson, and Stanley Crittenden Ball.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 02, 1923

End Date

Apr 27, 1923

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Laysan Island
  • United States
  • Honolulu
  • Peale Island
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • Oahu Island
  • Wake Island


  • 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


Box 172 Folder 1