Album 1 Colombia, Curacao, Venezuela, and Bermuda, 1941

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1941

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

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Abstract

Alexander Wetmore traveled to Colombia in 1941 to collect bird specimens for the US National Museum. The photograph album documents his travels in Colombia, Curacao [Netherlands Antilles], Venezuela, and Bermuda, 1941. Photographs sometimes include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. Subject matter includes colleagues, visited sites in Bogota; terrain (savanna, mountains, shorelines); modes of transportation; lodgings; examples of clear-cutting of forests in Colombia; process of building a house in Colombia; villages and local people at daily activities; candid images of Guajira Indians documenting their daily lives; a Capuchin school of Colombia; and farms, towns, and ports. Sites include the vicinity of Nazaret, La Guajira Peninsula, and Bogotá in Colombia. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Armando Dugand, F. Carlos Lehmann V., Hermano Apolinar Maria, Jose Cuatrecasas, Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr., and Raymond E. Crist.

Date Range

1941

Start Date

1941

End Date

1941

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Goajiro Indians
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Colombia
  • Venezuela
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Bermuda
  • La Guajira, Península de
  • Bogotá

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 175 Folder 1