Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F72 - F97K, 1943

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The black and white photographs were taken by William Foshag of Paricutín Volcano, July 24 - August 3, 1943. They include image numbers F72 - F97K. On the reverse side is the image number, date, and sometimes a description or indication of vantage point. In most of the images, the volcano can be seen emitting plumes of smoke. Subject matter includes local inhabitants observing lava flows; vistas of agricultural fields from Uruapan highway with Paricutín in the distance; the cone; vegetation and structures consumed by a lava; front of a lava ridge; and images of bombs. Includes duplicates.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 24, 1943

End Date

Aug 03, 1943

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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

65 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 7 Folder 5