Foshag, William F Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no F2-F14

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Black and white photographs document William Foshag's observations of Paricutin Volcano, 1943 - 1944. They include numbers F2 - F14. The majority of the photographs depict March 23 -26, 1943. On the back they include dates, and some have a terse description. Subject matter includes images of the eruptions, emanating clouds, slopes of the volcano, surrounding woodlands and terrain, an unidentified person, a large fumarole, and the Zapicho flow. There are multiple copies of some images.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 23, 1943

End Date

Mar 23, 1944

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  • Geology
  • Volcanos
  • Volcanological research


  • Mexico
  • Paricutín


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU007281

Collection name

William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated

Physical Description

46 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 7 Folder 1