Marion Stirling and Alexander Wetmore Examine Potsherds

ID: SIA2008-3189 and 3516

Creator: Unknown

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Date: March 12, 1948

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 007006, Box 176, Folder: Album Panama 1948

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Summary

Marion Stirling, wife of archaeologist and director of the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology Matthew W. Stirling, and Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth Smithsonian Secretary, examine potsherds at a drying table in Parita, Herrera, Panama. Stirling and Wetmore are standing in front of a table with potsherds in a compound surrounded by an enclosure of tree trunks. Wetmore appears to be holding something in his hand which they are examining.

Subject

  • Stirling, Marion I
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph Wetmore Neg. # 3516 is from a photo album containing images from Wetmore's Panama trip in 1948.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 007006, Box 176, Folder: Album Panama 1948

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

March 12, 1948

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Topic

  • Secretariats
  • Secretaries
  • Pottery

Place

  • Herrera (Panama : Province)
  • Herrera
  • Parita
  • Panama

ID Number

SIA2008-3189 and 3516

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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