Album 1 Guatemala and Honduras, 1936

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1936-1939

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

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The album documents Alexander Wetmore's work in Guatemala and Honduras, 1936; Venezuela, 1937; Veracruz, 1939. Alexander Wetmore traveled to Guatemala to conduct ornithological investigations and collect specimens for the US National Museum. Subject matter includes scenes of the town and candid images of people in the community; his assistants; slopes of volcanoes in Guatemala; colleagues; preparation and packing supplies for collecting specimens; zoological garden in Venezuela; farms and their structures; images of savannas, rivers, and shorelines; example of locals constructing a new house in Veracruz; candid scenes of people, activities,and specimens of the archaeological dig of Clarence Weiant and M.W. Stirling in Tres Zapotes, Veracruz. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Henri Pittier, Ventura Barnes, Jr., William Wilson Popenoe, Matthew Williams Stirling, Marion Illg Stirling, and Clarence Weiant.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 31, 1936

End Date

Apr 15, 1939

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Venezuela
  • Maracay
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Veracruz
  • Antigua Guatemala
  • Tres Zapotes


  • 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 174 Folder 1