Toba Indians in Argentina During Wetmore's Fieldwork

ID: SIA2012-0852 or Wetmore #1366

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: August 1, 1920

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

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Summary

A large group of Toba Indian men, women and children are seen here standing in front of their portable homes in Las Palmas, Chaco, Argentina. Some of the homes have thatch roofs while others have what appears to be a corrugated metal. 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

August 1, 1920

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Secretariats
  • Animals
  • Toba Indians
  • Secretaries
  • Field Work
  • Birds
  • Children
  • Las Palmas, Argentina
  • Ornithology
  • Argentina
  • Indians of South America--Argentina
  • Argentines

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2012-0852 or Wetmore #1366

Physical description

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

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