Gonzalez, Jenaro, Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, 1944

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Black and white photographs document Paricutin Volcano during January 4 - June 22, 1944, taken by Jenaro Gonzalez. Captions include date, location, descriptions, and photographer. Subject matter includes candid images of colleagues and local inhabitants; Zapicho flow; San Juan cathedral; encroaching lava flows and smoking structures; Hornito; nighttime and daytime emanating smoke and eruptions of the volcano; examples of types of lava; damage to surrounding woods; and detail images of crater and cone. Includes several panoramas and enlargements.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 04, 1944

End Date

Jun 22, 1944

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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

106 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 9 Folder 1