Andresen, Gerardo, Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, undated

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Black and white photographs depict San Juan, Mexico being consumed by the lava flows of Paricutín Volcano, during its period of eruption, 1943-1952. Photographs were taken by Gerardo Anderson, and are undated. One image shows a street with damaged building with the volcano smoking in the background, the other image shows the volcano emitting smoke, with people about an open space in the town. A large cross is in the foreground.

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  • 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

2 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 8 Folder 7