Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
United States National Museum. Department of Geology
Field Research Photographs, circa 1909-1924
This accession consists of glass plate negatives of specimens from the Burgess Shale in the Rocky Mountains, near Field, British Columbia, Canada, collected by Charles D. Walcott, fourth Smithsonian Secretary. Materials include glass negatives of fossilized remains embedded in shale slabs and illustrations used in publications, as well as lantern slides used to illustrate lectures. Many of the negatives appear to be original photographs possibly created by the Institution's photographer T. W. Smillie.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Walcott, Charles D., (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927
- Smillie, Thomas William, 1843-1917
- Resser, Charles Elmer, 1889-1943
- Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940
- Burgess Slab (Photograph)
- Formations (Geology) -- British Columbia
- Geology, Stratigraphic
- Wild flowers
- Burgess Shale (B.C.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-086, United States National Museum. Department of Geology, Field Research Photographs