Paul Bartsch

ID: SIA2010-3631 or 97-3386

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1930s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 3, Folder: 17A

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Paul Bartsch, Curator of Mollusks from 1914 to 1946 at the United States National Museum, Division of Mollusks, is seated in a chair at the home of the Washington Biologists' Field Club on Plummers Island.


  • Bartsch, Paul
  • Washington Biologists Field Club
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Marine Invertebrates
  • United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • Plummers Island is a small (12-acre) wooded island in the Potomac River in Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • The island was purchased by the Washington Biologists' Field Club in 1908. Formed in 1900, the Washington Biologists' Field Club is composed of persons interested in the biological sciences and in the promotion of research on the fauna and flora of the District of Columbia area. Bartsch was elected to the Washington Biologists' Field Club in 1913.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 3, Folder: 17A

Contact information

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


c. 1930s

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Malacologists
  • Animals
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Plummers Island
  • Museums
  • Mollusks
  • Carcinology
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Maryland
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-3631 or 97-3386

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 5w x 7h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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