Foshag, William F Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no F229 - F257, 1944

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The black and white photographs were taken by William Foshag of Paricutín Volcano, July 7 - August 17, 1944. Includes image numbers F229 - F257. On the reverse side, some include the image number, date, and sometimes a description or indication of vantage point. Subject matter includes views of town and individual structures consumed by lava flows; view of lava with church of San Juan in the distance; candid images of local inhabitants in the midst of damaged structures; examples of smoke plumes and ash; Old Zapicho flow; inhabitants dismantling the church; and views from San Juan. Includes duplicates.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 07, 1944

End Date

Aug 17, 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

40 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 8 Folder 3