Foshag, William F Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no F257C - F270W, 1944-1945


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Foshag, William F (William Frederick), 1894-1956

Alternate Title

Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F172-F319, 1944-1945 (4 of 6)


The black and white photographs were taken by William Foshag of Paricutín Volcano, November 23, 1944 - January 23, 1945. Includes image numbers F257C - F270W. On the reverse side, some include the image number, date, and sometimes a description or indication of vantage point. Subject matter includes aerial images of the undamaged countryside; close up and distant images of cone, crater and emanating plumes of smoke and ash; Augan flow; San Juan flow; and Zapicho flow. Includes duplicates and a panorama image of the volcano.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 23, 1944

End Date

Jan 23, 1945

Access Information

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  • Volcanos
  • Volcanological research
  • Geology


  • 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

44 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 8 Folder 4