Castro, Honorato Gonzale, Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, 1944

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Black and white photographs were taken by Honorato Gonzale Castro of Paricutín Volcano, March - December, 1944. On the reverse side of the photographs, captions include the date, description, and photographer. Subject matter includes smoke emanating from the volcano; lava consumed buildings of San Juan; individuals working on the volcano slopes (including names); and woods on the slopes surrounding the volcano.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 30, 1944

End Date

Dec 31, 1944

Access Information

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  • Volcanos
  • Geology
  • 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

13 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 8 Folder 9