Las Palmas, Argentina During Secretary Wetmore's Field Work

ID: SIA2012-0851 or Wetmore #1363

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: July 29, 1920

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

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Summary

Photograph of two unidentified guards at a factory during a strike in Las Palmas, Argentina. One man is holding and leaning a rifle against his leg while the other has a gun belt around his waist with a gun in its holster. Behind them is a large open field with buildings in the distance. This photograph was taken by Alexander Wetmore, noted ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1944-1952, while conducting field work for the United States Bureau of Biological Survey throughout the islands of the Caribbean and various Latin American countries.

Subject

United States Bureau of Biological Survey

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

There are a variety of pictures from Wetmore's field work in Latin America at this SIA location.

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

July 29, 1920

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Secretariats
  • Animals
  • Secretaries
  • Field Work
  • Birds
  • Firearms
  • Las Palmas, Argentina
  • Ornithology
  • Argentina
  • Argentines

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2012-0851 or Wetmore #1363

Physical description

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

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