Photographs of Mexican field trips, 1926-1927, 1929, 1931, 1934

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The photograph album details William Foshag's Mexican field trips, 1926-1927, 1929, 1931, and 1934. Pages are numbered and some photographs have captions; captions usually consist of location and year, sometimes a terse description. Subject matter includes portraits and candid images of colleagues, individuals and families; loading supplies; vehicles used during trips; churches, markets, and other local structures; scenes of daily life of local inhabitants; men on horseback; sites where mineral specimens were collected; detail shots of minerals (naica) in situ; terrain (mountains, buttes, vistas, valleys); scenes around ranches; and mines. Locations include the vicinity of (Mexico) Tepoztlán, Sierra Madres, Durango, Cusihuiráchic, Chihuahua; (Texas) Shafter; and California.

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  • Geology
  • Mineralogy


  • Tepoztlán
  • Shafter
  • Durango
  • Cusihuiráchic
  • Mexico
  • California
  • Chihuahua
  • Madre, Sierra


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Photograph albums

Accession #

SIA RU007281

Collection name

William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated

Physical Description

1 photograph album

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 5 Folder 22