Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) family campsite in the Canadian Rockies, 1910

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Collecting trips for Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927), paleontologist and fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, were often a family affair. This 1910 photograph shows their campsite in the Canadian Rockies. Shown are (left to right) Mrs. Burling, Dr. Lancaster Burling, son Benjamin Stuart Walcott (1895-1917), guide Otto, wife Helena Stevens Walcott (d. 1911), and daughter Helen Breese Walcott (1894-1965), peering from behind Helena Walcott.


  • Burling, Marion Van Velzer
  • Walcott, Helen Breese 1894-1965
  • Walcott, Helena Stevens d. 1911
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Walcott, Benjamin Stuart 1895-1917
  • Burling, L. D (Lancaster Demorest) 1882-
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
  • Geological Survey of Canada


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7004, Image No. SIA2008-1903

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.)
  • Burgess Shale (B.C.)


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SIA RU007004 [SIA2008-1903]

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