Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F121 - F171, 1943-1944

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The black and white photographs were taken by William Foshag of Paricutín Volcano, July 29, 1943 - March 2, 1944. Includes image numbers F121 - F171. On the reverse side, some include the image number, date, and sometimes a description or indication of vantage point. Subject matter includes vegetation with encroaching lava flows; nighttime and daytime eruptions; vistas with volcano in the far background; the cone; slopes of the volcano; plumes of smoke and vapor; unidentified individuals in terrain changed by lava; and street in the town of Capacuaro, Mexico. Includes duplicates.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 29, 1943

End Date

Mar 02, 1944

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  • Geology
  • Volcanos
  • Volcanological research


  • Mexico
  • Paricutín
  • Capácuaro


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

Accession #

SIA RU007281

Collection name

William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated

Physical Description

55 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 7 Folder 8