Alexander Wetmore in Paraguay

ID: SIA2012-0872 or B. S. 22108

Creator: Hettman, Fred

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: September 25, 1920

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 170, Album I: "Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay 1920"

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Summary

Ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian (1944-1952), Alexander Wetmore skinning birds in camp at Laguna Wall, Kilometro 200, Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay on September 25, 1920. Wetmore is seen here sitting facing the side of his car, skinning birds. His coat is on the fender of the car and a blanket is on the front seat. Dead birds are beside Wetmore on the box where he is seated. This is an excellent photograph of Wetmore in the field and the conditions of his "camp." While conducting field work for the United States Bureau of Biological Survey, Wetmore did extensive fieldwork throughout the islands of the Caribbean and various Latin American countries.

Subject

  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • United States Bureau of Biological Survey

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This image is also in SIA RU7006 B28 F11, however without a negative number printed on it. It accompanies a letter from Fred Hettman who traveled with Wetmore during this part of his field work.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 170, Album I: "Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay 1920"

Contact information

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

Date

September 25, 1920

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Secretariats
  • Animals
  • Equipment
  • Secretaries
  • Field Work
  • Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay
  • Birds
  • Expeditions
  • Automobiles
  • Camping
  • Camps
  • Ornithology
  • Paraguay
  • Camping--Equipment and supplies

Place

Paraguay

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2012-0872 or B. S. 22108

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 3h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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