Fries, Carl, Jr. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, 1943-1945

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Creator

  • Foshag, William F (William Frederick), 1894-1956
  • Fries, Jr., Carl

Abstract

Black and white photographs of Paricutín Volcano were taken by Carl Fries, Jr., June 23, 1943 - July 29, 1945. Captions vary, but sometimes include date, photographer, description, individuals' names, and location. Subject matter includes a house in town of Paricutin covered by ash; detail images of the cone and bombs emitted from volcano; plumes of smoke; nighttime and daytime eruptions; town of San Juan with examples of structural damage; damage to San Juan cathedral; woods surrounding volcano ablaze from lava flows; colleagues and local staff at work. Includes enlargements and duplicates.

Date Range

1943-1945

Start Date

Jun 23, 1943

End Date

Jul 29, 1945

Access Information

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Topic

Volcanos

Place

  • Mexico
  • Paricutín

Form/Genre

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

Accession #

SIA RU007281

Collection name

William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated

Physical Description

77 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 8 Folder 11